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National Kickoff Webinar: Crash Responder Safety Week 2023

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Program invites all emergency medical service (EMS), fire and rescue, law enforcement, public works, towing and recovery, transportation, and other traffic incident response professions to participate in the National Kickoff webinar for CRSW.

This kickoff event is hosted by Mark Kehrli, FHWA Office of Transportation Operations Director, and will honor responders, provide an overview of activities taking place across the country, and connect all responder stakeholders to kickoff this important week. The event will feature a brief video message from Shailen Bhatt, FHWA Administrator, as well as live messages and testimonials from:

  • Nanda Srinivasan, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Program Development, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Tom Keane, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Registration at Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
  • Joe Kroboth, Retired Fire Chief, Halfway, MD, and Assistant Loudoun County Administrator.
  • Officer Connor Boyle, Robbinsville, New Jersey Police Department.

Additionally, the FHWA TIM Program Team (Jim Austrich, Paul Jodoin, and Joe Tebo) will share information regarding:

  • The coordinated approach and unique strategies in promoting CRSW.
  • Technologies for saving responder and all road user lives.
  • Efforts towards better understanding the responder struck-by problem.
  • A refresh for the National TIM Responder training debuting this month.

Please join this National Kickoff webinar to learn about the actions that response leaders and every responder can take to advance the safety of incident responders and road users. We encourage every boots-on-the-ground traffic incident responder, and response leadership to attend this Kickoff Webinar and sign the National CRSW Proclamation.

Visit the FHWA CRSW (  or NOCOE CRSW ( pages to learn more about Crash Responder Safety Week. 1.5 PDH credits are available for this webinar, see the instructions here.

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Organizational Capability Element:

    Traffic Incident Management
    Education, Training & Professional Activities

Operations Area of Practice:

    Traffic Incident Management