Crash Responder Safety Week (#CRSW) is November 8-14, 2021

The Crash Responder Safety Week (CRSW) initiative, recognizing all traffic incident management (TIM) response communities, will take place this year from November 8 -14, 2021.

This week is our opportunity to make a difference individually and jointly for roadway safety during traffic incidents by teaching each other and the motoring public about our common goal and responsibility for safe, quick clearance.

CRSW Planning Webinars

TIM professionals, State and local public information and communications officers, and response community leaders are invited to join these webinars. Each webinar feature expert(s) related to a key outreach mechanism for CRSW. The FHWA TIM Program team (Jim Austrich, Paul Jodoin, and Joe Tebo) then conduct an all-state roll call, requesting that responder communities in each State highlight their plans to commemorate the week. We kindly request highlight be limited to a minute or two.

Planning webinars take place on the second Wednesday of each month:

  • June 9: What is CRSW? | View Summary
  • July 14: Governor’s Proclamations | View Summary
  • Aug 11: Mass Responder Training | View Summary 
  • Sep 8, Dynamic Message Signs | View Summary
  • Oct 13: Video Testimonials 
  • Nov 8: National Kick off for Crash Responder Safety Week 2021
CRSW Resources

NOCoE is pleased to partner with FHWA to feature all CRSW partner resources. We encourage TIM partners to share their CRSW outreach materials with the FHWA TIM program for potential inclusion in the resources list below. Please share your planned press release, dynamic message sign strategy, video, Governor’s proclamation, poster or flyers, mass training announcements, and other CRSW materials to with the subject line “CRSW.”

Key Resources:

Social Media Resources:

  • Pixabay – find royalty-free photos
  • Unsplash – find royalty-free photos
  • Hootsuite – schedule your social media posts in advance
  • TweetDeck – schedule your social media posts in advance

FHWA TIM Factsheets:

Reference Videos:

Sample Press Release and News Coverage

Other Resources: