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National Kickoff: Crash Responder Safety Week 2021

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To commemorate the start of Crash Responder Safety Week (CRSW), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shares with the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) community messages, testimonials, and strategies to promote the safety of traffic incident responders and road users. This unique webinar will feature the following:

  • A message from Stephanie Pollack, FHWA Acting Administrator
  • A message from Dr. Steven Cliff, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Acting Administrator
  • A Virtual CRSW Proclamation Signing
  • Leaders promoting CRSW and responder safety from their association’s perspective:
    • American Public Works Association, APWA
    • International Association of Chiefs of Police, IACP
    • International Association of Fire Chiefs, IAFC on behalf of IAFC, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)
    • National EMS Management Association, NEMSMA
    • National Sheriffs’ Association, NSA
    • Towing and Recovery Association of America, TRAA
  • Responder testimonials and calls to action
  • State CRSW efforts underway this week presented by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AASHTO
  • Local CRSW efforts underway this week presented by the Institute of Transportation Engineers, ITE
  • FHWA research and programs to advance responder and road user safety

Please join this National Kickoff webinar to learn about actions that response leaders and every responder can take to advance the safety of incident responders and road users. 2 PDH credits are available for this webinar, see the instructions here.

Jim Austrich and Paul Jodoin, FHWA Office of Operations, organize and moderate the Talking TIM webinar series hosted by the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE). This National Kickoff for Crash Responder Safety Week will take the place of the November Talking TIM webinar. To view previous topics in the Talking TIM webinar series, please visit the FHWA-sponsored Talking TIM webinar site.



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Organizational Capability Element:

    Freeway Operations
    Freight Management Operations
    Traffic Incident Management

Operations Area of Practice:

    Transportation Management Centers (TMC / TOC)
    Roadway Safety Services / Roadway Safety Patrol
    Traffic Incident Management