From the State

November 13-17 is Crash Responder Safety Week. This year’s theme is “Protect Those who Protect You!” Every minute of every day, law enforcement, fire and rescue, emergency medical services, public works, transportation, towing, and other responders work to make roadways safe for all road users. These traffic incident responders put their lives at risk when clearing each of the nearly 7 million motor vehicle crashes that occur in the U.S. each year.

In 2022, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) recorded 119,991 traffic-related crashes, of which 37,056 (30.8%) were injury/fatal crashes. Arizona’s EMS providers placed themselves at risk of being struck-by and injured or killed while rendering assistance at each crash.

The Bureau of EMS & Trauma System encourages Arizona first responders to participate in a FREE 4-hour Traffic Incident Management (TIM) course or register for the November 16 Virtual TIM class from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The 4-hour TIM course (in-person or live virtual option) are CAPCE approved for NREMT CEs. TIM training teaches first responders how to work under a unified command structure to reduce their risks of being struck-by and injured or killed while assisting at highway incidents. For more information on TIM training and how to become a TIM instructor, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you, Arizona first responders, for protecting the millions of Arizona residents and visitors who use our roads each day.