Crash Responder Safety Week (CRSW) is November 8-14, 2021. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, this initiative is designed to raise public awareness and help keep roadway responders and the public safe around traffic incidents.
Nearly every week, a first responder is killed while helping clear a roadway crash. Many more sustain life-altering injuries. Our members work tirelessly to save lives at traffic incident scenes as safely and quickly as possible. But we need motorists to do their part to protect responders by slowing down, moving over and staying alert when approaching traffic incidents.
We encourage you to use Crash Responder Safety Week as an opportunity to promote the simple steps that everyone can take to keep first responders and the public safe around traffic incidents.
This toolkit includes a weekly social media calendar, social media graphics, suggested posts and a sample press release that can be customized for your local media.