ROADWAY RESPONDERS SAFETY & OUTREACH MATERIALS
Crash Responder Safety Week
Formally National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week , Crash Responder Safety Week (CRSW) is being observed this year between November 8-14, 2021.
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.
Educational material and other outreach resources to support your CRSW event can be found by clicking the site below:
EndDD.org is end distracted driving organization founded in 2009. A project of the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation, EndDD.org was founded by Casey’s parents, Joel Feldman and Dianne Anderson.
Twenty-one year- old Casey Feldman was struck and killed by a distracted driver in July, 2009 in Ocean City, NJ. She was crossing the street in a crosswalk during daylight hours at an intersection governed by 4-way stop signs. She was ¾ of the way across the street, yet the driver claimed that he never saw her. He was distracted and was looking away from the road and reaching for an object.
Visit www.endDD.org for statics on distracted drivers and EndDD resources including downloadable PSA’s
Impact Teen Drivers
Car crashes have been the leading cause of death for American teens for generations. Since 2007, Impact Teen Drivers (ITD) has emerged as a leading non-profit organization dedicated to reversing this pervasive yet 100% preventable crisis. ITD’s mission is to develop, promote, and facilitate evidence-based education and strategies to save lives and reduce injuries and fatalities caused by reckless and distracted driving. Ultimately, our vision is to change the culture of driving forever, thereby saving lives not only in this generation of drivers, but also in all future generations of drivers.
Emergency Responder Safety Institute
Every day across America, distracted and uninformed drivers pose a major threat to the safety and wellbeing of first responders who risk their own lives on roads and highways to assist those involved in traffic incidents. The Emergency Responder Safety Institute’s website ResponderSafety.com provides Video PSAs, Social Media PSAs and other handouts to support your Community Risk Reduction programs. Visit PIO & Public Educator Engagement for these free resources.
We encourage you to explore the full ResponderSafety.com web site for free training, education and information on Struck By Incidents information.
Responder Safety has the following public education materials available to emergency responders, tow operators, public works / highway workers and the general public. There are no cost for these materials:
MOVE OVER SLOW DOWN Information (Responder Safety)
Responder Safety – Move Over Slow Down handout card
NORTH CAROLINA MOVE OVER LAW and Information
PENNSYLVANIA MOVE OVER LAW and Information
Students Against Destructive Driving
“Students Against Destructive Decisions” is a national non-profit dedicated to the safety and wellness of all students. Using 40 years of expertise to facilitate educational and engaging programming, SADD operates through school and community chapters (like student clubs) dedicated to advocating healthy decision-making.
SADD was founded on the simple philosophy that young people, empowered to help each other, are the most effective force in prevention.
Learn More at www.sadd.org .
Email iFirePrevention@gmail.com to request your Community Risk Reduction materials.