By Cory Haas

Cory is the CEO of HAAS Alert, a vehicle-to-vehicle communication service. He is a Principal on NFPA 950, Standard for Data Development and Exchange for the Fire Service, a Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) member representative and presents on the topics of connected vehicle communications and safety solutions across the country.

When the call for emergency responders rings, the women and men who jump into action know there may be danger at the scene. But, the highest potential for danger actually occurs on the way to the call through collisions with motorists on the road. In fact, collisions are a leading cause of injury and death to emergency personnel.

The topic of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), or Responder-to-Vehicle (R2V) communication for emergency responders, continues to rise. To advance and protect the interests of the fire and emergency services community, we look to the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) to help facilitate healthy dialogue of such important and emerging safety topics. This article provides a general overview of R2V technology, why it’s important, and why solutions today simply aren’t doing enough.