ERM Info Gram Crew Safety

Fire apparatus crashes are historically the second leading cause of line-of-duty-
deaths of firefighters, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and
U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) data. Not only does historical data from 2000-2009
show over 3,000 apparatus crashes per year, but
preliminary data from the National
Fire Protection Association
report the largest share of firefighter fatalities in 2016 oc
curred while firefighters were responding to or returning from alarms.
A recent article discusses
the top three crash causes and how safe,
professional drivers can minimize their role in crashes
by expecting other drivers to
do “everything except the right thing” and to always visually confirm all vehicles in an
intersection have stopped before proceeding through.
USFA takes a strong position on emergency vehicle safety, years ago recognizing a
problem and working to define and address it through research and joint ef
forts with
other fire service industry organizations. A repository of studies, reports and educa
tional programs geared toward saving firefighter lives is available through the
Emergency Responder Safety Institute
and the
Responder Safety Learning
both work to reduce death and injury to first responders exposed to hazards
on highways and roads. They offer resources, public service announcements and an
extensive array of free training.
(Source: Various)
HSIN Access for Campus Public Safety/Police
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to sharing timely
, relevant
and accurate information with its campus safety and law enforcement partners. Re
cently, members of the campus safety and law enforcement community raised ques
tions about access to intelligence and analytic products, noting that these items are
essential for maintaining situational awareness and safety.
To meet these needs, the Office of Partnership and Engagement/Office for State and
Local Law Enforcement (OPE/OSLLE) is facilitating requests for
Homeland Security
Information Network
(HSIN) membership for campus safety/police departments.
HSIN is DHS’s primary mechanism for sharing sensitive but unclassified information
and will often be the sole vehicle for campus police departments to access DHS intel
The InfoGram is distributed weekly to provide members of the Emergency Services
Sector with information concerning the protection of their critical infrastructures.
Crashes, Traffic Still Deadly
for First Responders
HSIN Access for Campus
Public Safety/Police
Community Planning
Assistance for Wildfire
Mental Health, Spiritual Care
in Emergencies
Disclaimer of
The EMR-ISAC does not
endorse the organizations
sponsoring linked
websites, and does not
endorse the views they
express or the
products/services they
of fer.
The U.S. Fire
Administration maintains
Management and
Response – Information
Sharing and Analysis
Center (EMR-ISAC)
For information regarding
the EMR-ISAC visit
or contact the
EMR-ISAC office at:
(301) 447-1325 and/or
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ligence products. Information posted to HSIN originates from stakeholders responsible
for many aspects of homeland security operations. Federal, state, local, territorial,
tribal, international and private sector homeland security partners use HSIN to man
age operations, analyze data, send alerts and notices, and share the information they
need to do their jobs. In addition, authorized users may post their own publications
(e.g., alerts, fact sheets, BOLOs, threat assessments).
Campus safety and police officers are strongly encouraged to apply for HSIN access.
To learn more about HSIN and requesting access, view
OSLLE’s message
to campus
safety and law enforcement partners. Please
contact David Hampton
, OSLLE, with
any questions.
(Source: DHS OSLLE