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Crash Responder Safety Week (#CRSW) Spotlights Traffic Incident Management To Save Lives


Formerly National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week


When: November 8-14, 2021


Crash Responder Safety Week (CRSW) is an opportunity to make a difference individually and jointly for roadway safety during traffic incidents by teaching each other and the motoring public about our common goal and responsibility for safe, quick clearance.


Public education and effective TIM practices that alert drivers and prepare them to react properly when encountering emergency scenes, including moving over and slowing down, keep motorists safe, reduce needless secondary crashes, and save lives. The goal of Crash Responder Awareness Week is to reach out to every emergency responder, every driver, and every passenger, to educate them in how to play their part in ensuring safe responses at roadway incident scenes. More details are available from the National Operations Center of Excellence. Use the hashtag #CRSW when posting on social media about your responder safety and TIM activities.


The Emergency Responder Safety Institute is an official partner and supporter of Crash Responder Safety Week.


ResponderSafety.com and The Responder Safety Learning Network have hundreds of resources to help you plan your Crash Responder Safety Week training to improve the safety of your personnel when responding to incidents on the roadway, including vehicle fires, crashes, medical emergencies, natural disasters, and large scale responses like mass casualties and violent incidents. Here are the main categories of resources available to you. All resources are free.

If you need somewhere to start, ResponderSafety.com has created the following plan for training options during Crash Responder Safety Week.

All Week: Take the National TIM Training Certificate Challenge

  • Challenge your personnel to complete the National TIM Training Certificate from the Responder Safety Learning Network during this week. Set a participation goal and reward if the goal is met. Personnel can prove they completed the certificate by printing and showing the National TIM Training Certificate to their supervisor or commanding officer.

During Your Weekly Training Session, Drill Night, or Down Time on Shift

There are many different ways to use the topic plans described below.

  • Training Session Focus: Select one or more topics described below as your department's training focus for the Stand Down week's training session or drill night.
  • Full Week of Activities: Do a "weekly plan" where you select one activity from one topic on each day for the entire week from 6/14 (Topic Plan 1) through to 6/20 (Topic Plan 7). Pick the activity in each topic that most closely fits your role in the department.
  • One Topic: Commit to completing one activity in one topic some time during the week. Select a topic and activity most relevant to your role in the department.
  • By Opportunity: Read the topics and activities and select some according to opportunities in your department. For example, during a shift change or at a group meal, play one of the suggested Roadway Safety Shorts. If you have an officers' meeting, go over SOPs or play a TIM in a Minute from the Roadway Safety Teaching Topic Packages on a procedure of particular interest in your department.

More Info is available at https://www.respondersafety.com/training/training-plans/crash-responder-safety-week-crsw-spotlights-traffic-incident-management-to-save-lives/

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