The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Traffic Incident Management Program held the Talking TIM webinar on Wednesday, July 28, from 1:30 - 3:30 PM ET. The participants learned what head protection is better suited for responder safety, heard how the response to incidents involving electric vehicles differs from the typical response, and learnt about two-way geo-targeted communications with travelers. Featured in this webinar are:
- Lieutenant Brady Robinette, Lubbock Fire and Rescue, Texas. Mr. Robinette will explain why Lubbock Fire Rescue built a machine to test various helmets. In addition, he will highlight features of the helmet now being distributed for use when responding to vehicle crashes.Responding to Incidents Involving Electric Vehicles, Ron Moore, RESQUE-1.
- Ron Moore, RESQUE-1, is one of the leading experts in extrication, automobile rescue, and TIM Responder training. He has led electric vehicle safety training across the United States and will highlight responder strategies with electric and hybrid vehicles needing assistance.
- John Farrell, Information Logistics, will highlight a system to accept, process and deliver geographically tagged information to travelers through various channels such as interactive voice response, web, email, hands-free, and eyes-free mobile app.
Paul Jodoin and Jim Austrich, FHWA Office of Operations, organize and moderate this webinar series hosted by the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE). To view previous topics in this webinar series, please visit the FHWA sponsored Talking TIM webinar site.
John Farrell (Information Logistics, Inc.): John Farrell, MPA, PMP, is the Vice President of Product Management at Information Logistics, Inc. In that role, he oversees a number of technology projects to improve ITS and emergency operations practices. Before coming to Information Logistics, John was a Staff Sergeant in the US Marine Corps, and then spent 10 years working in local government. John brings a wealth of organizational government project management experience, as well as a passion to use technology to facilitate emergency preparedness and generally communicate with the local community.
Lt. Brady Robinette (Lubbock Fire Rescue): Brady started his career in the fire service as a volunteer with Wolfforth Fire & EMS 13 years ago. In 2011 he joined Lubbock Fire Rescue full-time and currently serves as a Lieutenant. Additionally, he serves on Lubbock Fire Rescue’s Traffic Safety Committee. In the wake of a struck-by accident in Lubbock, TX, he authored an October 2020 Fire Engineering Magazine article titled “Roadway Incident Operations - What helmet is right for the job?”. Brady continues to advocate for appropriate head protection for all roadway responders.
Ron Moore (Prosper Fire Rescue, Collin County): Ron Moore lives in Plano, TX, retired as a Division Chief with McKinney FD, and currently is a Firefighter/Training Officer with Prosper Fire Rescue in Collin County. In addition to traffic-related training, his special interest has always been vehicle rescue & extrication topics. Ron strives hard to keep up-to-date on the technologies surrounding Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Autonomous Vehicles(AVs) and as such has put together a special and unique presentation for first & second responders on several Traffic Management challenges presented by these vehicles.