ResponderSafety.com Releases “Roadway Response Safety Shorts”
March 3, 2020
ResponderSafety.com has released 10 new Roadway Response Safety Shorts that demonstrate critical actions to take at every scene to improve the safety of responders at roadway operations. The videos are applicable to fire, rescue, fire police, law enforcement, EMS, safety service patrols, special traffic units, and towing and recovery organizations. One of the videos is designed for use in public education to teach motorists how to safely pass an emergency incident on the roadway.
“We heard from our audience that there is a critical need for concise, impactful demonstrations of the key safety practices we’ve been preaching for a long time,” said Steve Austin, Project Manager for ResponderSafety.com. “These videos respond to that need by putting the training in the hands of everybody who wants it in a format that can literally be shown anywhere. We all have five minutes in our day that we can devote to safety — watch them at shift change, over coffee, at the top of your regular training rotation, whenever. You don’t need a special session or large block of time.”
Developed by The Emergency Responder Safety Institute, the short videos are perfect to show at roll call or shift changes, integrate into training rotations or safety breaks, and share within the department and on social media. In five minutes or less, these videos reinforce how to execute an important roadway safety procedure, such as positioning a blocking vehicle, setting a cone taper, passing through the zero-buffer area, or demobilizing a traffic incident management area. They also go hand-in-hand with ResponderSafety.com’s Roadway Safety Teaching Topic Packages for Instructors, demonstrating many of the procedures in those lesson plans.
The Roadway Response Safety Shorts are available at ResponderSafety.com. ResponderSafety.com is a project of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association, is primarily funded by a Fire Prevention & Safety Grant from DHS/FEMA.
Respondersafety.com and the Responder Safety Learning Network are a project of the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI), a committee of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman’s Association. The ERSI serves as an advisory group of public safety leaders and transportation experts committed to reducing deaths and injuries to America’s emergency responders. ERSI is dedicated to the safety of these men and women by engaging in and promoting activities that include developing educational material to support responder safety training; promoting the National Unified Goal for traffic incident management (TIM) including responder safety; safe, quick clearance and interoperable communications; encouraging the development of TIM teams; promoting collaboration, communication, and cooperation among the nation’s emergency responders; and keeping emergency responders up to date on national rules, regulations, and trends related to safe roadway incident operations.