Engaging Public Works, Towing and Recovery, and Safety Service Patrol communities in Traffic Incident Response Week 2017


Start Date: August 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm EDT | End: August 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm EDT


Traffic Incident Management (TIM) and responder safety presents unique challenges to the Public Works, Towing & Recovery, and Safety Service Patrol Communities. In work zones, traffic incidents, and in assisting the traveling public on the roads, members of the communities put themselves in harm way and risk injury and death from secondary crashes.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is leading the effort to organize Traffic Incident Response Week Nov, 13-19., 2017. Practitioners from safety service patrol, public works, and towing communities will talk about the challenges and issues they face and what they might do to highlight that during the week.

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  • Charles Yorks

Chuck Yorks of Gannett Fleming is an incident and emergency management specialist with 16 years of work in facilitating and advising local, regional, and statewide TIM teams and programs, and leading Incident Command System and SHRP 2 responder safety training. He has been involved in numerous Incident Responder Days at ITS America regional and national events.


  • Jason Josey, GDOT HERO Manager

Jason M. Josey is the Command Manager of the Georgia Department of Transportation Highway Emergency Response Operations (H.E.R.O.) unit. Josey has served on the HERO Teams for over 10 years, most recently as acting HERO Manager. His previous positions include Assistant Manager, BRAVO Team Supervisor, Field Training Officer and HERO Operator 1 & 2. He serves as co-chairman of the T.I.M.E. Task Force, and is a Traffic Incident Management Enhancement/T.R.I.P instructor. Josey graduated from the United States Army Chemical School as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Operations Specialist. He served with the 3rd Battalion 18th Field Artillery, Ft. Sill, Ok.; and the 79th Aerial Port Squadron and the 80th Mobile Aerial Port Squadron at Dobbins ARB, Marietta, Ga. He has certifications from the Chemical Defense Training Facility in Anniston, Alabama and in HAZMAT, and a national certification in (SHRP2)Strategic Highway Research Program 2. Josey attended Georgia State University.

  • Mike Scott, Scotty's Carriage Works

Mike Scott, owner and operator of Scotty’s Carriage Works in Cameron, Mo.,   was honored in 2003 with induction into the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame. He has built upon that legacy since that time. He has been active in the Missouri Tow Truck Association, having served multiple terms as its President and a Board Member.  He continues to assist actively with legislative efforts to benefit all tow operators in the state, and advance the cause of the profession nationally.  He has represented the Missouri towing community with various state organizations such as the Kansas City Missouri Neighborhood and Community Services, Tow Services Task Force, Department of Revenue’s Abandoned Vehicle Legislation Task Force and the Committee for Safe and Efficient Towing.  As an active member of TRAA, Scotty also serves on the board of the Education Committee, is a judge on the National Certification Panel, Level III, a National Driving Competition Judge 2002 and has been active in the Towing Operators to Eliminate Drunk Driving Program (TOWED).  Michael believes that it is the responsibility of each tow operator to raise the professional level of the industry through education and has earned over a dozen certifications to that end.   

  • Harry L. Weed, Rockville Centre Public Works Department

As Superintendent of Public Works for the Village of Rockville Centre, N.Y., Harry L. Weed, II, supervises the Highway Division, which handles road maintenance and tree-trimming; the Sewer Department, which handles the pump stations, sanitary, and storm sewers; the Sanitation, Water, and Parks Departments; and the Central Garage. He also oversees parking meter and console repairs and maintenance, street sweeping, road opening permits and sidewalk inspection program.
Weed is a former member of APWA’s Emergency Management Committee and was also a member of the Facilities & Grounds Committee for five years, chairing the committee for two years. He is a Past President of the New York Metropolitan Chapter, chaired the chapter’s Government Affairs Committee in 2003, and has been the Chapter Delegate since 2005. He has been a contributor to the APWA Reporter’s annual Facilities & Grounds issue, penning “Workplace Safety” (April 2007) and “Intergovernmental Cooperative Initiatives” (April 2006). He was named one of APWA’s Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year in 2008. Weed was recently selected by New York Governor Cuomo to be the public works representative on the Governor’s response committee for Superstorm Sandy.

Target Audience:

TSMO Practicitioners
TIM Practitioners
Safety Service Patrol Managers
Towing and Recovery
Public Works

Event Type: Webinar

Organizational Capability Element: Traffic Incident Management, Work Zone Management

Operations Area of Practice: Emergency Transportation Operations, Hazard Identification, Roadway Safety Services / Roadway Safety Patrol, Traffic Incident Management, Work Zone Management

Role in Organization: Associate Engineer, CEO / GM / Commissioner, Director / Program Manager, Emergency Manager, Engineer, Maintenance Staff, Public Safety Officer, Senior Engineer, Senior Manager, Technician