National Traffic Incident Response Week to Take Place November 10-16
October 22, 2019
Every minute of every day there are emergency responders working to save lives at a traffic incident scene. Yet these responders face the danger of being struck and either injured or killed while on scene. November 10-16 is National Traffic Incident Response Week, and this is a great time to raise awareness to the public about the dangers emergency responders face and how drivers can make the roadways safer for responders.
To help with public outreach efforts, the following resources are available:
- TIM Network: Traffic Incident Response Week Resource Center
- FHWA Traffic Incident Management Program: Traffic Incident Management Outreach Toolkit
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Traffic Safety Marketing Materials
- Emergency Responder Safety Institute: Videos
- National Volunteer Fire Council: Slow Down – Move Over – Be Alert Video
In addition to public outreach, it is critical to make sure your personnel are properly trained for traffic incident response. Free National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training is available online and in-person through the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2), and the Responder Safety Learning Network offers a certificate in traffic incident management through its online program. Learn more and access training and resources here.