Crash Responder Safety Week (CRSW) is November 14-18, 2022. Every minute of every day, law enforcement, fire and rescue, emergency medical services, public works, transportation, towing, and other responders work on the roadside to help make roadways safe for all road users. Unfortunately, these traffic incident responders put their lives at risk when clearing each of the nearly 7-million annual motor vehicle crashes nationally or the broader range of incidents such as stalled vehicles or roadway debris. In the U.S., from January 1, 2022, to October 8, 2022, 38 first responder fatalities have occurred, including 13 law enforcement officers, 8 firefighter/EMS personnel, 12 Towing and Recovery personnel, 4 mobile mechanic/road service technicians and 1 DOT/ Safety Patrol/Road Rangers. The goal of this week is to reach out to every responder, and to every driver, and to every passenger, to make it clearer that every person has a role to play. Too many are struck on the scene! Too many die!
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