Winning The War Against Law Enforcement Suicide

Winning The War Against Law Enforcement Suicide

In the United States, the rate of suicide among police officers is alarming. In 2019, 238 law enforcement officers committed suicide, leaving their families and communities to mourn them. These numbers represent police suicides from across the country. The problem isn’t just confined to major cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas. … Read more

Building Authentic Trust As A Law Enforcement Officer

Law enforcement agencies across the United States are continually working to rebuild the relationships they have with the communities they serve. Incidents of police brutality etc. have taken control of how the public perceives law enforcement officers and how they perform their duties. While there are still many issues and concerns to overcome, police and … Read more

What is Fentanyl?

What is Fentanyl?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2019,  more than 36,000 people died from overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids such as Fentanyl. Education is critical in informing the public about the addictive dangers of this drug, and to help fight back against the current opioid epidemic. What is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that … Read more

How to Become a Volunteer Firefighter?

How to Become a Volunteer Firefighter?

Becoming a volunteer firefighter can be a rewarding and exciting experience. You can begin a long, wonderful career path into the world of emergency services and saving lives. Volunteer firefighters are the backbone of emergency services in rural areas. As such, many different fire departments will use their help to initiate emergency medical services, for … Read more

West Virginia Emergency Vehicle Light Statutes

State Overview Before diving into the individual statutes, it’s important to define certain terms, like authorized emergency vehicle, emergency lights, and warning lights.  According to West Virginia emergency vehicle light statutes, section 17C-1-6, an authorized emergency vehicle is defined as a vehicle being used by or belonging to one of the following: Fire department Police … Read more

Virginia Emergency Vehicle Light Statutes

State Overview In order to explain the Virginia emergency vehicle light statutes, however, it’s important to review some definitions. Authorized emergency vehicles are defined in Section 46.2.920 as any vehicle operated for the purpose of law enforcement (by law enforcement personnel), fighting a fire, by emergency medical personnel, and a few other instances.  Emergency and … Read more

Vermont Emergency Vehicle Light Statutes

State Overview It’s important to first explain the difference between emergency and warning lights. Emergency lights are installed on an authorized emergency vehicle and are driven by authorized emergency personnel. Lights are used on the way to and from an emergency. Emergency lights are typically red or blue in color. Warning lights, on the other … Read more

Utah Emergency Vehicle Light Statutes

State Overview Before delving into the various statutes, it’s important to define what an authorized emergency vehicle is, and what the difference is between emergency and warning lights.  According to section 41-6a-102 of the Utah emergency vehicle light statutes, an authorized emergency vehicle is considered any of the following: Fire department Police Ambulance Any vehicles … Read more

South Dakota Emergency Vehicle Light Statutes

State Overview Before delving into the specifics of the South Dakota emergency vehicle light statutes, it’s important to define a few of the most commonly used terms. Let’s define what an authorized emergency vehicle is, and what the difference is between warning and emergency lights.  Warning lights are used to alert motorists of slow-moving vehicles, … Read more