• TRB 100th Annual Meeting - A Virtual Event

      January 24–28, 2021

    • Online Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Lectern Session 1408

1408 - Diminished, Diseased, and Defunded: Critical Issues in the Emergency Responder Workforce

Thursday, January 28 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM ET
Scott Parr, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Sponsored by:
Section ‐ Transportation Systems Resilience (AMR00)

From traffic incidents to regional weather events, the resilience of the transportation network falls in large part, upon the shoulders of emergency responders. Recent workforce shortages brought to bear by the COVID-19 pandemic and calls to defund the police have highlighted the vulnerability of responder agencies. This panel discussion features leaders from Police, Fire, EMS and towing services. Speakers will discuss their unique perspective on workforce related issues from recruitment and retention to safety and mental health. Particular focus will be given to the implications of a diminished, diseased, and defunded responder workforce on transportation systems safety and operations.

No agenda available

Title Presentation Number
COVID-19 Impacts on Alexandria, Virginia Emergency Management
Michael Brown, Alexandria Police Department
Success Up Life
Candice McDonald, Emergency Responder Safety Institute
Rochester Imarc Handling of COVID-19
Gaynell Rochester, Towing and Recovery Association of American
Highway Safety during COVID-19
Tim Burrows, Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)

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