E-News, Issue #77
  ALERT Members,
Membership Renewal....

   ALERT Membership expires October 1st unless your membership is renewed by attending the annual Training Symposium/Conference or you renew your membership by paying the annual membership fee. 

   If you did not attend this year's Training Symposium/Conference in Ontario, Canada or you have not renewed your membership you need to renew now.  

   Renewing your membership is easy...go to www.alertinternational.com and complete the Membership Renewal application along with submitting your membership fee of $40.00 via PayPal or by forwarding a check.  

    If you are not sure if your membership is current there is a link to the Membership Roster at the top of the Renewal Application.  Check to the right of your name for information regarding your membership...if the date is highlighted in red you are expired.  To remain an active member of ALERT International make sure your membership is current. There are some folks that have no expiration, just a red highlighted box,  Those folks will be removed from the Roster soon since they have not renewed in over 3 years.  PLEASE renew now so your membership continues with the only organization that solely supports EVOC Instructors.

A FREE Year's Membership ....

    Membership...I'm  struggling to understand why I am not getting flooded with membership applications for FREE membership.  I have received several from folks who have spoken to Randy Jacoby, and Bob Reid, Region #2 Represenative just got 10 new members to sign up. Thank you Randy and Bob. 

    I again am asking that each member get two co-workers, students, supervisors, or anyone else that supports ALERT International's Mission to complete the membership application and become an ALERT Member.  

    Just advise them when completing the Membership application to indicate Fee Payment Option as "Check" and place a note in the "Additional Comments or Questions" block at the bottom of the application..."FREE ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP" and include your name.

    Membership is what makes ALERT International a success...there are a lot of great folks that could contribute to ALERT and they can get their first year's membership FREE.  

   If anyone has any questions please give me a call and I'll discuss this membership opportunity with you. 

     The National Safety Council and the University of Iowa have teamed up to create a campaign called My Car Does What.
    In the past few years, it has been recognized that the world of driving safety has started to change rapidly around us.  New car safety technologies are being added to cars faster than any earlier generation.  Even features that have been around for years are getting smarter and changing into new features entirely.  Some can now even take over our cars to help us avoid crashes.

         But how do safety features work?
         When should they be used?
         Do I have them in my car?
         How can I find answers to these questions?
         MyCarDoesWhat.org is a great place to start.
Savannah,Georgia in September 2016...

      Mark your calendar...September 26-30, 2016 the 26th Annual ALERT International Training Symposium/Conference.  Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, Georgia will be our host supported by the staff of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Brunswick, Georgia.

    Tentative topics for the 2016 Training Symposium/Conference include Vehicle Dynamics comparing various types of vehicles that comprise today's patrol fleet, FLETC Study of LODD of students who attended FLETC training, Tour of FLETC facility with hands-on driving, just to name a few.  Keep checking our conference website at www.alertconference.org.  
As information and plans become know they will be posted on the Conference Website

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and wishing you a safe and joyous New Year.

Best  Regards and Be Safe,

Albert Liebno, Jr. 
ALERT President


A.L.E.R.T. International is dedicated to the encouragement and correlation of research and development as well as the sharing of information, ideas and innovations in the area of emergency vehicle response operation. Additionally, A.L.E.R.T.'s mission is to provide assistance to states in establishing effective and defensible standards for employment and training of law enforcement officers in the field of emergency vehicle operations. Another aspect of the mission is the promotion of a positive, professional image of emergency response trainers.