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Dr. Bill Jenaway details database where first responders can report struck-by incidents

The goal of ERSI’s new reporting tool at is to improve the voluntary reporting, tracking and analysis of struck-by incident data

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On this episode of the Side Alpha Podcast, Dr. Bill Jenaway addresses the epidemic of roadway response struck-by incidents as well as a new nationwide database that allows first responders to voluntarily report such incidents at The goal of the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI)’s new reporting tool is to improve the voluntary reporting, tracking, and analysis of struck-by incident data.

Dr. Jenaway is the project manager of the Federal Highway Administrationi-Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association’s (CVVFA) ESRI Traffic Incident Management Struck-by Reporting Project and an active member of the ESRI team. Jenaway spent over 40 years in the insurance industry, first managing national risk control specialist operations for two major insurance carriers, followed by his role at VFIS, managing its education, training and consulting services. With 50 years of Pennsylvania fire and EMS experience, Jenaway has served as chief in two communities and currently is assistant chief of safety in Upper Merion Fire & EMS in suburban Philadelphia. In addition, Jenaway is has served as the president of the Board of Directors of the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI), has experience as an adjunct professor of Risk Analysis and Public Safety at three universities, authors the monthly Safety 101 Series in Pennsylvania Fireman magazine, and is in his third year as a local elected official.

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