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The Emergency Responder Safety Institute Debuts Helmets and Head Protection Conversations Led By Chief Marc Bashoor
For over a decade, the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI), a committee of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association (CVVFA), has advocated for the development of a purpose-designed helmet for roadway incident response. ERSI is pleased that the work of Lt. Brady Robinette of Lubbock (TX) Fire Rescue in response to a struck-by double LODD in that community has spurred renewed interest on this important topic.
Jack Sullivan Receives Prestigious Safety Award
Congratulations to John "Jack" Sullivan on being named Region VI SPY recipient!
Chief Marc Bashoor Appointed to ERSI
Chief Marc Bashoor Appointed to the Emergency Responder Safety Institute
Safety Service Patrol Perspectives: Advanced Training for TIM Personnel
When we respond to roadway incidents as safety service patrol or incident management personnel we are most often tasked with traffic control especially when it is the major function of our duties on scene.
Spotlight on Helmets and Head Protection
Fire Service Survey Results, New Research, and Upcoming Training Announced
Safety Service Patrol Perspectives: Responding to Vehicle Fires
I very recently encountered an incident that played a large role in my writing about safety service patrols (SSPs) responding to vehicle fires. I was on routine patrol about an hour before the end of shift.
Training Resources Available for the 2020 National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week
National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week from November 9-15, 2020 is a time for departments to focus on promoting safety practices for personnel who respond to incidents on the roadway and to step up their public education campaigns to educate the public on how to either avoid or safely pass emergency incidents on the roadway.
New Traffic Incident Management Person Certification Now Available
The Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI) and the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) are pleased to announce that the Certified Traffic Incident Management Person professional credential, which is the first accredited national certification for personnel meeting NFPA 1091: Standard for Traffic Incident Management Personnel Professional Qualifications, is now available.
Move Over Signage Study – West Chester, PA
In 2019, after several police officers were nearly struck by vehicles during traffic stops, the West Chester (PA) Police Department initiated a comprehensive enforcement program to address the Pennsylvania "Move Over" law.
Dodging the Disaster: Responding to Highway Debris
One of the main functions of Safety Service Patrols (SSP) is responding to calls for roadway debris removal. These responses can be as dangerous as any other event that we typically respond to and most require immediate attention to prevent possible secondary incidents from occurring.