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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.
ResponderSafety.com Training Resources Available for the 2020 Firefighter Safety Stand Down
The 2020 Firefighter Safety Stand Down from June 14-20, sponsored by the Safety, Health and Survival Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Volunteer Fire Council, will highlight the hazards that responders face when performing their duties on roadways.
Online Training for Firefighters on Highway Operations in the age of “Social Distancing”
Everyone in the country is preoccupied with issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Firefighters, EMTs and other emergency personnel are concerned about their potential exposure to the virus as they go about providing essential emergency services for the citizens in their service area.
Responder Safety Learning Network Releases Resource Relating Modules to NFPA Standards JPRs
Responder Safety Learning Network (RSLN) has released a new resource for professionals who take RSLN online training modules.
Advance Warning for Highway and Roadway Incidents: Make it a Priority
How many times have you responded to a crash or incident on a highway and after arriving you quickly realize that your emergency lights are not effective, or you just can't be seen well by the approaching traffic due to the location's topography or other conditions?
New Interactive Map of Struck By Line-Of-Duty Deaths Shows the Dangers of Working on the Roadway
ResponderSafety.com has added a new interactive map that plots struck by line-of-duty deaths of emergency responders from all departments.