Click on the links below for the latest emergency responder safety news.
- “In Our Boots” Public Service Announcements Show Traffic and Struck-By Incidents from the Responder’s Perspective
- ERSI Charter Member Chief Joe Kroboth, III Appointed to the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
- Safety Service Patrol Perspective: What is Killing and Injuring Us? The ‘D’ DRIVERS.
Colorado State Patrol Achieves Historic First On the Responder Safety Learning Network
The Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI) congratulates the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) on becoming the first law enforcement agency to have all active duty Peace Officer Standard Training (POST) certified officers earn the National Traffic Incident Management Training Certificate from the Responder Safety Learning Network (RSLN.org).
New Study of Driver Perception of Emergency Warning Lights and Retroreflective Markings Commissioned by The Emergency Responder Safety Institute Yields Surprising Findings
ERSI has released the report of human factors research in cooperation with RPI and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University investigating the impact of emergency warning light color, intensity, modulation, flash rate, and presence of retroreflective chevron markings on driver behavior while traversing a simulated traffic incident scene at night.
Emergency Responder Safety Institute Supports Texas Tech and Lubbock Fire Rescue Partnership to Design a New Multi-Purpose Firefighter Helmet
ERSI provided a grant to support a partnership between Texas Tech and Lubbock Fire Rescue to develop new technologies in head protection that will better protect first responders on the roadway. This research to create a “NextGenHelmet” has now been awarded a grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security.
Emergency Responder Safety Institute Launches ReportStruckBy.Com to Collect Critical Roadway Response Struck-By Incident Data Directly from First Responders
The ERSI has launched ReportStruckBy.com, a new nationwide database to collect detailed information about incidents on the roadway where emergency responders or their equipment were struck by a vehicle while operating at a scene. Anyone can submit a struck-by incident report.
- Steve Austin Inducted into the Firehouse Hall of Fame
Chief Rich Marinucci Speaks His Mind on the ResponderSafety.com Podcast
Chief Rich Marinucci, Executive Director of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association, is the guest on episode 3 of the ResponderSafety.com podcast.
Citizens’ Hose Company Struck By Video Case Study
Go inside the December 17, 2020 struck by incident that shook Citizens’ Hose Company (Smyrna, DE) to its core and hear from the firefighters involved what happened, how traffic control made the difference, and how the department has responded moving forward.