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New Editorial Posted: Fire Departments Can’t Do Traffic Control Alone
Traffic Incident Management: Fire Departments Can’t Do Traffic Control Alone
Safety Service Patrol Perspective: Situational Awareness for Highway/Roadway Incident Response.
More than ever before Safety Service Patrol (SSP) responders are being faced with an ever-changing environment and are being tasked with even more dangerous, unique and challenging incidents on our nation’s Interstates, highways, and roadways.
In Memory of Dr. Harry Carter, Editor – ResponderSafety.com
Thank you, Dr. Carter, for your efforts, time, and dedication to ResponderSafety.com and the fire service in general.
“In Our Boots” Public Service Announcements Show Traffic and Struck-By Incidents from the Responder’s Perspective
The Emergency Responder Safety Institute’s (ERSI) new series of public service announcements, “In Our Boots,” challenges the public to stand in the boots of emergency responders exposed to high speed traffic every day as they save lives on the roadway.
ERSI Charter Member Chief Joe Kroboth, III Appointed to the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
The Emergency Responder Safety Institute is pleased to congratulate ERSI Charter Member Chief Joe Kroboth, III, PE, on his appointment as a Technical Member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD).
Safety Service Patrol Perspective: What is Killing and Injuring Us? The ‘D’ DRIVERS.
As emergency responders to roadway incidents, Safety Service Patrol officers are all very familiar with the negative effects of ‘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.