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Press Release

Crash Responder Safety Week Press Event

Sunday November 7, 2021

For Immediate Release:

First responders are united nationwide to share a message on crash scene safety.   

November 8 – 14, 2021 is national “Crash Responder Safety Week”.   Police, fire, EMS, transportation, and tow providers across the country will share a united message to help not only the public safe, but crash responders as well.  Over the last two years, Utah has seen a stunning spike in deadly crashes.  Responding to these types of incidents can be extremely dangerous and at times deadly.   Together, crash responders and the public can work to reverse these dangerous trends and help to save lives on Utah’s roadways.

Over the next week, Utah crash responders will be sharing a sustained message on what the public can do to keep themselves safe when traveling around crashes on freeway and surface streets.  Messages will also focus on what everyone can do to make situations safer for those who have to respond to handle these incidents.  To draw awareness to these dangers, below is a breakdown of who will provide messages each day, Monday through Friday.  Participating agencies will each take a day during the next week to share insights and education from their profession’s perspective.  Material may include: social media posts, educational videos, enforcement, ride-alongs, stats and data, press events, etc.  Please contact the respective agency blow for more details on their messaging day.

Crash Responder Safety Week
Mon Nov 8 – United press event (See Below for details)
Tue Nov 9 – Utah Department of Transportation messaging day
Wed Nov 10 – Unified Fire Authority messaging day
Thu Nov 11 – Utah Highway Patrol messaging day
Fri Nov 12 – Utah Professional Towing Alliance messaging day

United press event
Monday, November 8, 2021
10:00 am

UDOT Maintenance Station
1950 South 500 West, Salt Lake City

Unified Fire Authority
Utah Department of Transportation
Utah Highway Patrol
Utah Professional Towing Alliance
Honoring Heroes Foundation

Visuals and Activities:
First responder vehicles
Speakers from each profession to share safety messages
One on one interviews available
Display – (Honoring Heroes crashed patrol car)

Media Contact:
Sgt. Cameron Roden     
Utah Highway Patrol PIO




Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety


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