EPRPD Videos

EPRPD Officers Recieve Spitit of Courage Award

Valley Preferred, the Burn Prevention Network and Lehigh Valley Health Network's Regional Burn Center launched the Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Award Program in 2005 to honor people in eastern and northeastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey who have risked their lives to save others from a burn or death by fire. The program also recognizes individuals and groups who have done an outstanding job promoting fire safety or burn prevention education.

On February 5, 2015 Officers Harry Prey and Daniel Parks responded to a structurtal fire on Avenue O in Matamoras Borough. Upon arriving to an active fire the officers were told that there were two disabled individuals in the home. The officers entered the smoke filled home and removed both residents to safety.

Port Jervis DWI - PSA

Port Jervis School District & Delaware Valley School District Combined PSA coordinated through Orange County STOP-DWI and Department of Emergency Services--and Port Jervis, Eastern Pike Regional, and Town of Deerpark Police Departments

Texting and Driving Prevention

Nearly 500,000 young adults each year are injured due to various forms of distracted driving, including texting, mobile instant messaging, updating social media platforms, sending photos, etc. It's a habit deadlier than drunk driving.

We live in a constantly connected world where multitasking is second nature and communicating is instant. Coupled with this compulsion, teens and young adults are overly confident in their ability to 'safely' text while driving. - stoptextsstopwrecks.org

They'll See You Before You See Them

Each year nearly 10,000 people die on the road due to drunk driving. In order to stop this deadly epidemic, law enforcement in every State and most U.S. towns and cities will be cracking down on drunk driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is leading the effort to stop drunk driving. You can help spread the word and save lives. And the word is Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. - www.nhtsa.gov

Child Passenger Safety - A Click Away

NHTSA child restraint guidelines are continually revised in order to keep pace with the latest scientific and medical research and the development of new car seat technologies.

Find a car seat that fits your child. As children grow, how they sit in your car will change. Make sure the car seat you purchase is designed to fit your child’s current size and age - www.safercar.gov/The Right Seat

Teenagers: 5 Rules to Drive

After spending years protecting your children from all sorts of dangers on the road and off, you now face the prospect of handing them the keys to the family car. It’s time for them to learn how to drive. Are you prepared?

Check out in-depth information on some of the most common safety problems novice drivers should avoid. Arm yourself with information on alcohol use and its consequences, the benefits of seat belt usage, and the growing problem of distracted driving. - www.safercar.gov

Bicycle Safety

There are so many great reasons to ride your bike: It offers fun, freedom and exercise, and it's good for the environment. We encourage kids and families to ride their bikes as much as possible.

More children ages 5 to 14 are seen in emergency rooms for injuries related to biking than any other sport. Helmets can reduce the risk of severe brain injuries by 88 percent – yet only 45 percent of children 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet. - www.safekids.org/safetytips

Have a Conversation with Kids about Firearm Safety

Project ChildSafe® is a nationwide educational program that promotes the safe storage of firearms in the home. The program raises awareness about firearm safety by distributing gun locks and educational material to gun owners. For years, Project ChildSafe® was a component of “Project Safe Neighborhoods,” a federal gun violence-prevention initiative, and was supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Justice with additional funding from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF®). Since federal funding was cut in 2008, Project ChildSafe® has been sponsored solely by the firearms industry through NSSF.

Gun owners who wish to receive a free safety kit should contact a participating law enforcement agency in their area.- www.projectchildsafe.org/safetyKits