Safety Education Materials

These Resources, such as posters, handouts, and charts can be used in your educational campaigns. Both resources for public education and for education of other responders are included below.

"Move It" PSA

The US Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are addressing the problem of secondary accidents and congestion on the highways caused by minor accidents. This PSA produced by Stonehouse Media Incorporated® for the CVVFA/Emergency Responder Safety Institute with funding from the Federal Highway Administration teaches drivers to stay in their vehicles and move their car off the road to safety if no one is seriously injured and your car is drivable. "Move it"

Upload Date: 11/15/2016


"Slow Down Move Over" PSA

This video is a 30 second public service announcement encouraging the public to slow down and move over when they see responders working on the roadway. The format available here is WMV for PC. For other versions, including QuickTime for Mac, please visit the "Slow Down Move Over" PSA page: http://www.respondersafety.com/SDMO.aspx

Upload Date: 12/21/2012


“Roadside Safety is No Accident” Safety Information Poster

This poster, suitable for EMS and fire departments to hang in their stations, reinforces safety practices when operating on the roadway.

Upload Date: 5/7/2008



Best Practices for Backing Fire Apparatus and Ambulances

This guideline outlines proper safety practices to be used when backing fire department and EMS vehicles and maneuvering in close-quarters situations.

Upload Date: 1/25/2018


Best Practices for Backing Fire Apparatus and Ambulances Video

This video defines the important points in a backing up SOP, demonstrates a recommended backing up procedure using a spotter, and reinforces the importance of training on and enforcing the backing up SOP.

Upload Date: 7/17/2018


Best Practices to Minimize Injuries and Deaths While Using a POV for Responses

To prevent injuries and deaths resulting from accidents involving POV responses.

Upload Date: 9/14/2015


Erie County Sobriety Checkpoint Planning Worksheet

Erie County Sobriety Checkpoint Planning Worksheet

Upload Date: 6/26/2019


Erie County Sobriety Checkpoint Traffic Control Zone Set-Up & Safety Worksheet

Erie County Sobriety Checkpoint Traffic Control Zone Set-Up & Safety Worksheet

Upload Date: 6/26/2019


Example Suggested Traffic Control Professional Equipment List from the Adams Area Fire District

This document is a recommended example of a traffic control professional equipment list. It was provided by the Adams Area Fire District.

Upload Date: 12/21/2012


Hardening Blocking Vehicles for Traffic Incidents and Planned Special Events

This report summarizes a workshop convened during the 2018 National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week on how to harden blocking vehicles to protect responders and the public.

Upload Date: 4/2/2019


Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Safe Standoff Distance Cheat Sheet

This reference card lists the safe standoff distances for different improvised explosive devices, vehicles potentially carrying explosives and/or improvised explosive devices, and LPG tank sizes.

Upload Date: 5/7/2008


Law Enforcement Stops & Safety Subcommittee: Staff Study 2004.

This 2004 Staff Study Report documents the work to date of the Law Enforcement Stops and Safety Subcommittee. It includes technology, practices, and research related to improving officer safety and preventing police vehicle crashes. Recommendations are included at the end of each section of the re¬port as benchmarks against which to measure future successes to improve the safety of police vehicles, highway environment and design, and traffic stop practices.

Upload Date: 12/21/2012


Minor Accidents and Move it/Fender Bender Laws

A customizable media advisory template to help PIOs and public educators get the word out about Move It/Fender Bender Laws.

Upload Date: 7/17/2018


Move Over Slow Down Media Advisory

A customizable media advisory template to help PIOs and public educators get the word out about Move Over Laws.

Upload Date: 7/17/2018


National Census of Fatal Occupation Injuries in 2005

This report summarizes the data on fatal occupational injuries in the year 2005, covering all occupational groups. Fatal highway accidents were the most frequent type of fatal workplace event. Data is broken down in several ways, including by type of incident, by industry, by occupation, by demographics, and by State. Multiple full data tables are presented.

Upload Date: 12/21/2012


National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week: Distracted Driving

A public education poster to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, particularly to emergency responders working on the roadway, and promote safe driving behaviors to avoid distraction.

Upload Date: 10/28/2020


National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week: DOT and Safety Service Patrols

A poster to raise awareness among department members about critical safety practices when operating at a roadway incident.

Upload Date: 10/28/2020


National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week: EMS

A poster to raise awareness among department members about critical safety practices when operating at a roadway incident.

Upload Date: 10/28/2020


National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week: Fire Service

A poster to raise awareness among department members about critical safety practices when operating at a roadway incident.

Upload Date: 10/28/2020


National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week: Law Enforcement

A poster to raise awareness among department members about critical safety practices when operating at a roadway incident.

Upload Date: 10/28/2020


National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week: Towing & Recovery

A poster to raise awareness among department members about critical safety practices when operating at a roadway incident.

Upload Date: 10/28/2020


PIO & Public Educator Engagement Infographic

This infographic displays some of the highest-impact facts and statistics about roadway incident safety. Unfortunately, we don't have all the statistics we would like, but many entities continue to work on sharpening the picture of the risks first responders and the public face at emergency scenes on the roadway.

Upload Date: 7/17/2018


PIO & Public Educator Engagement Press Package

This press package on safe driving practices when passing emergency scenes for PIOs and public educators to use for public education includes a backgrounder on safe driving practices, an infographic, a push card, sample media advisories, and sample media contact emails.

Upload Date: 7/17/2018


PIO & Public Educator Engagement Pushcard

This push card, sponsored by ResponderSafety.com, contains important safety messages for the public about what actions to take when approaching and passing an emergency scene on the roadway. The push card is appropriate for distribution at rest areas, service plazas, community events, community presentations, driver education schools, motor vehicle bureaus, and other driver information distribution opportunities.

Upload Date: 7/17/2018


Responder Safety Learning Network Programs Supporting JPRs in NFPA 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program (2018 Ed.)

Following each JPR in this standard that is related to emergency responders working on the roadway, you will find a list of ResponderSafety Learning Network modules whose content supports that JPR.

Upload Date: 4/20/2020


Social Media PSA Leave Your Phone Alone

A short video Public Service Announcement on distracted driving meant to be shared on social media.

Upload Date: 7/17/2018


Social Media PSA Move It

A short video Public Service Announcement on Move It Laws meant to be shared on social media.

Upload Date: 7/17/2018


Social Media PSA Move Over Slow Down

A short video Public Service Announcement on Move Over Laws meant to be shared on social media.

Upload Date: 7/17/2018


Suggested Traffic Control Professional Equipment List

This document is a list of recommended equipment for a traffic control professional.

Upload Date: 12/21/2012


The Past, Present, and Future of Responder Safety at Roadway Incidents

This paper summarizes the proceedings of a workshop convened by the Emergency Responder Safety Institute during the 2018 National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week to envision the future of roadway incident response safety and traffic incident management and as a Twenty Year Review of the original 1999 White Paper "Protecting Emergency Responders on the Highway".

Upload Date: 4/17/2019


Towing and Recovery Association of America Vehicle Identification Guide

This reference card illustrates the different classes of vehicles and lists the needed vehicle details to ensure that communications with a towing and recovery company are accurate and thus the correct tow truck type is dispatched for the vehicle needing assistance.

Upload Date: 5/7/2008


Vehicle Marking and Technology for Increased Highway Visibility: A Reference Guide for Decision-Makers

This resource guide provides visual examples of high-visibility marking schemes applied to the rear and sides of a variety of vehicles, including automobiles, pickup trucks, utility truck vehicles, SUVs, vans, box-type trucks, and large service vehicles.

Upload Date: 1/16/2013


Vehicle Marking and Technology for Increased Highway Visibility: A Reference Guide for Decision-Makers

This resource guide provides visual examples of high-visibility marking schemes applied to the rear and sides of a variety of vehicles, including automobiles, pickup trucks, utility truck vehicles, SUVs, vans, box-type trucks, and large service vehicles. This is the handicapped accessible version of the PDF format of this document.

Upload Date: 1/16/2013


Visitors Center Loop

This video loop is meant to be used at Visitors Centers. It contains PSAs for: Slow Down Move Over, It’s No Picnic Out Here, Move It, and Leave Your Phone Alone.

Upload Date: 8/6/2018


What To Do When Approaching an Emergency Scene on the Roadway

A customizable media advisory template to help PIOs and public educators get the word out about what to do when approaching an emergency scene on the roadway.

Upload Date: 7/17/2018

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