SSP Idea Sharing Network: Debris Removal Best Practices


On August 1, 2019, will host its thirteenth Safety Service Patrol Idea Sharing Network webinar with support from NOCoE. The topic of the webinar was Debris Removal. Presenters shared their experience on tools used for debris removal, as well as best practices and lessons learned. The webinar included presentations from Maryland and Missouri DOT. The Western Australia Incident Response Service program was also be featured. In addition, Georgia DOT presented information on the newly formed Safety Service Patrol Industry Association. For more details, see the webinar agenda.


Jason Josey: Jason is Manager of the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Highway Emergency Response Operations (HERO) Unit. Josey has served on the HERO team for more than 10 years. His previous positions include Assistant Manager, BRAVO Team Supervisor, Field Training Officer and Operator. Over the years, he has worked in close support of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and multiple traffic and incident management teams. He serves as co-chairman of the Traffic Incident Management Enhancement (TIME) Task Force of Georgia, and he is a leader of Towing and Recovery Incentive Program (TRIP) in metro Atlanta. Josey graduated from the United States Army Chemical School as a Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Operations Specialist. He served with the US Army at Ft. Sill, OK and the US Air Forces (RES) at Dobbins ARB in Marietta, GA. He has certifications from the Chemical Defense Training Facility in Anniston, AL as well as in HAZMAT and the national Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) traffic incident management training program. He also attended Georgia State University.

Timothy E. Peck: Tim works as Chief of Regional Operations for MDOT/SHA office of CHART and ITS development. He started his career as a mechanic at the Frederick maintenance shop in 2001. In 2002, Tim started running the Emergency Traffic Patrol to supplement the CHART program and fell in love with it. In 2004, he started full time as an Emergency Response Technician with CHART in the national capital region and in 2006, he helped open a new region in western Maryland. Tim has since served as a Highway Operations Technician IV and a Regional Operations Manager. In August 2018, Tim was promoted to his current role of Chief of Regional Operations. Tim Directs and coordinates all activities of an administrations program, establishes overall policies and procedures for the program, oversees implementation, and establishes program goals, standards and controls to meet program objectives. He also manages the personnel and financial resources of the program, develops short and long range plans for program operations and resources, determines the organizational structure and staffing needs for the program, and oversees development and training of program staff.

Owen Hasson: Owen has worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation for over 30 years. He currently serves as the St. Louis District’s Incident Management Coordinator. Owen is a native of the St. Louis area growing up in South St. Louis City.In 2011, after serving as a MoDOT Superintendent for numerous years; Owen took over the position of District Incident Management Coordinator. This appointment includes the responsibility for the St. Louis District’s Emergency Response (ER) roadway operations (Safety Service Patrol), Emergency Operations Center coordination, Traffic Incident Management coordination, outreach and training. He responds and coordinates all types of emergencies that affect transportation in the St. Louis region. His ER team typically responds to 3,000–4,000 roadway incidents a month in the St. Louis region.Owen has been the recipient of a variety of prestigious awards and recognitions throughout his career. Some of those accomplishments include: the Governor’s award, regional awards and district recognitions. He serves on numerous committees serving the citizens throughout the state of Missouri.

Marcus Slaughter: Marcus joined the Missouri Department of Transportation 27 years ago working in maintenance at various locations in the Kansas City area. He was the maintenance superintendent for the Kansas City downtown region before taking the role as Incident Management Coordinator with KC Scout. KC Scout is a bi-state traffic management and technology organization shared between Missouri and Kansas DOT, the only one of its kind. As such, the Incident Management Coordinator is responsible for TIM in both states’ metropolitan areas. Since taking on the role as the Incident Management Coordinator Marcus has been involved in various teams and innovations, including JAWS. Marcus has been the recipient of a variety of awards throughout his career at MoDOT. Most recently he was awarded the Governor’s Choice Award, MoDOTs People’s Choice for Innovation and The Power of Work award, which employs those with barriers to employment. Marcus continues to work with emergency response personnel to make incident response safer and more efficient. As a result of his efforts and hard work in keeping the roadways open and traffic flowing during incidents, the KC Scout system has seen reductions in the amount of time it takes for incidents to clear.

Matt Frazier: Matt is the Regional Vice President for AutoBase, Inc. In his current role, Matt oversees multiple Florida DOT contracts and operations for Road Ranger Safety Service Patrols and Severe Incident Response Vehicles throughout the state. AutoBase serves four different FDOT Districts, the Central Florida Expressway, as well as the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. Matt leads the Florida team through contract starts, program implementation, sustainment operations, and new business growth. Matt was a previous Infantry Officer in the United States Army. He earned his commission through the United States Military Academy at West Point and operated in multiple leadership positions in combat. Matt is a graduate of multiple US Army Schools, including Pathfinder, Jump Master, Airborne, Air Assault, and Ranger School. He is also a recipient of the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, and the Bronze Star. He looks to leverage his leadership experience to enhance the safety of Florida’s roadways, building safer Road Ranger services, and building the partnership of both public and private sectors of Traffic Incident Management.

Tom Mangan: Tom serves as the Severe Incident Management Vehicle (SIRV) Operations Manager for AutoBase, Inc. He has been with the SIRV Program since August 2011 and was promoted to Operations Manager in January 2018. Prior to joining SIRV, Tom was a Sergeant with the Miami-Dade Police Department where he supervised uniform patrol and investigative teams. He also supervised and coordinated the field training of new officers for over five years. In his role as SIRV Manager, Tom is committed to continually improving the level of service his team provides in Florida DOT District 4 and to bringing the benefits of the SIRV Program to other districts throughout Florida. He holds Certifications in Advanced Maintenance of Traffic, Emergency Vehicle Operations, CPR and Incident Management.

Operations Area of Practice

  • Roadway Safety Services / Roadway Safety Patrol
  • Traffic Incident Management

Organizational Capability Element

  • Traffic Incident Management

Event Type

  • Webinar

Content Type

  • Presentation

Role in Organization

  • Associate Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Principal Engineer
  • Researcher/Academic
  • Senior Engineer

Publishing Organization

  • NOCoE


  • Learning
  • Networking

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Issue Date
August 1st, 2019
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