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GAO Releases Report on Emergency Responder Safety

Emergency Responder Safety: States and DOT Are Implementing Actions to Reduce Roadside Crashes GAO-21-166: Published: Dec 17, 2020. First responders stopped on the side of the road risk being struck by passing vehicles. To protect these workers, all states and D.C. enacted “Move Over” laws that require motorists to move over to another lane or...

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Wearable Sensor Technology and Potential Uses Within Law Enforcement

Identifying High-Priority Needs to Improve Officer Safety, Health, and Wellness Using Wearable Sensor Technology Many wearable sensor technology (WST) devices on the market enable individuals and organizations to track and monitor personal health metrics in real time. These devices are worn by the user and contain sensors to capture various biomarkers. Although these technologies are...

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TMC and PSAP Data Integration

Traffic or transportation management centers (TMC) are the heart of operations for most transportation agencies. They monitor and evaluate conditions on the transportation system through cameras, detectors, and other instrumentation, and they operate the system through traffic control and information distribution. TMCs often provide communication and dispatching functions for maintenance and service patrols to clear...

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DHS S&T Selects University of Illinois for NG 9-1-1 Project

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DoT), has selected the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI), a DHS Center of Excellence led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), to develop a framework and process for testing the interoperability and compatibility of next-generation...

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60 Minutes Report: Automated Trucking

Automated trucking, a technical milestone that could disrupt hundreds of thousands of jobs, hits the road.  Companies are already testing driverless trucks on America’s roads. The technology will bring untold profits, but it may cost thousands of truckers their livelihoods. See the 60 Minutes Report HERE

Read More Releases “Roadway Response Safety Shorts”

Short Videos that Demonstrate Important Safety Procedures at Roadway Incidents are Perfect for Quick Training and Social Media Sharing ResponderSafety.Com has released ten Roadway Response Safety Shorts videos that demonstrate critical actions to take at every scene to improve the safety of your roadway operations. The videos are applicable to firefighters, rescue, fire police, law...

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White Paper: NG911 & Firstnet: Emergency Communication Centers Provide the Critical Link

A wide variety of challenges are facing emergency communications centers that answer calls to 9-1-1 and dispatch law enforcement, fire service and emergency medical responders including budget constraints, staffing shortages and rapidly changing technology. Two specific technologies, Next Generation 9-1-1 (or NG9-1-1) and the Public Safety Broadband Network (or FirstNet), have captured significant attention.  This...

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New Module from ResponderSafety-Telecommunicators/Dispatchers Help Lead the Team

The Emergency Responder Safety Institute has announced a new training module on the public Safety telecommunicator’s role in roadway safety titled, Telecommunicators/Dispatchers Help Lead the Team. Take this module to learn how Telecommunicators/Dispatchers can help get the right resources to the scene, coordinate the run, and better prepare everyone for the most effective handling of...

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Info You Can Use – FCC’s The Dangers of Distracted Driving

The Federal Communication Commission has a useful page on the Dangers of Distracted Driving that consolidates links to a number of resources and provide the following three key actions people can for themselves and other drivers they know: Give clear instructions – Give new drivers simple, clear instructions not to use their wireless devices while...

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US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao Announces ADAS, Connected Technology Programs

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced several initiatives relating to connected vehicle technologies and advanced driver assistance systems before a crowd of industry representatives January 15, 2020 during her remarks at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting. Chao announced a new pilot program to deploy “vehicle-to-everything” (V2X) communication systems around the country to help prevent accidents...

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