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August 21, 2019 – October 31, 2019

EARTH EX a virtual exercise focusing on what is called a Black Sky event.  The international exercise (last year there were nine nations represented) is free of charge and is available to anyone that has a computer connection.  This year’s exercise will have 36 different lanes of play with local government being one of the lanes.  There is also private sector, federal, state, health lanes just to name a few.  There is also an Individual and Family lane.  The exercise will be open from August 21st until October 31st.  For more information on the council and on EARTH EX please visit:

EMS-XTLS Conference

August 10, 2019

Johnson City, TN
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The Emergency Medical Services Experiential Team Based Learning and Simulation (EMS-XTLS) conference is a unique learning experience hosted at the ETSU James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee. XTLS brings highly skilled EMS providers and other emergency personnel from all over the region together to work on skills and gain knowledge through hands on simulation and experience. This year’s conference will include 8 different learning stations. Through the use of a state of the art simulation lab, virtual reality anatomy lab, and instruction from a group of physicians and other professionals that lead their fields, XTLS provides participants with an educational experience second to none.

August 10, 2019, 7:30 am-5:00 pm.

Cost of registration is $60.00 and includes breakfast, lunch, and a T-shirt.

Approved by the TN Office of EMS for 8.0 Contact Education Hours (CEHs) and awaiting approval in VA and NC

IAFC Annual Conference: Fire-Rescue International

August 7, 2019 – August 10, 2019

Atlanta, GA

National Association of EMS Educators Annual Meeting

July 31, 2019 – August 5, 2019

Fort Worth, TX

2019 RITN Workshop – Crisis in Context: Minding the Gaps in Medical Preparedness for a Rad/Nuke Incident

July 30, 2019 – July 31, 2019

DoubleTree Crystal City, Arlington, VA

The Radiation Injury Treatment Network seeks to increase the understanding of and preparedness for the tremendous medical, environmental, and psychological consequences of a mass casualty radiological/nuclear incident for healthcare professionals. The 2019 RITN workshop will highlight recent developments in resource-constrained environments: (1) optimizing ARS initial assessment and triage, (2) ensuring the availability and appropriate use of medical and psycho-social supportive care, (3) disseminating the latest research in radiation-specific medical countermeasures, (4) applying technology as a force multiplier for care and education, and (5) enhancing collaboration among burn surgeons and RITN professionals. Additionally, the workshop will encourage open sharing of lessons learned from past efforts.

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Pinnacle 2019

July 22, 2019 – July 26, 2019

Orlando, FL

Webinar: Talking TIM

June 26, 2019

Sponsored by: FHWA Office of Operations and National Operations Center of Excellence

June 26, 2019 1:30-3:00 pm

State and local Traffic Incident Management (TIM) programs cover a broad range of maturity from emerging programs to those that are advanced.  The Talking TIM Webinar Series seeks to provide a forum where TIM champions with any level of experience can exchange information about current practices, programs, and technologies. Each month, Talking TIM will highlight successful programs, identify best practices, and showcase technology that advances the profession.

Target Audience

TIM response personnel from police, fire, EMS, transportation, towing, and other organizations that respond to traffic incidents.

Learning Objectives

Better understand current TIM practices, technologies, and programs.


Paul Jodoin, TIM Program Manager, FHWA Office of Operations


Adam Hops – Introduction to the NOCoE and the Talking TIM Webinar
Jim Austrich – Welcome, Introductions, and Quick National Updates
Jim Austrich – ITS America Annual Conference Responder Day Wrap Up
Jason Josey – Safety Service Patrol Industry Association; Introduction and Invitation
Justin Guinan – Announcing Oregon DOT’s new Video and Annual Conference.

Paul Jodoin – FHWA Update- Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) / TMC Integration Project. Featuring the Integrated CAD.

Paul is the TIM Program Manager in the FHWA Office of Operations with over 40 years of transportation experience between his state and Federal careers.  He will be discussing the benefits of integrating public safety CAD data with TMCs, including earlier detection, faster response, and quicker clearance.  CAD integration benefits both public safety and transportation agencies, but most importantly, responder safety.

Scott Yinger – An Overview of Maryland’s CHART Program and Operations

Scott is the Director of Maryland’s Coordinated Highway Accident Response Team (CHART) and a longtime traffic safety and traffic operations proponent in the state of Maryland.  Maryland has one of the more advanced safety service patrol operations in the country and they are known for innovations like systematic deployment of resources and performance measurement among their service patrol.

Brian Purvis – Georgia Coordinated Highway Assistance and Maintenance Program (CHAMP)

Brian is no stranger to TIM given his former position with the North Carolina DOT and work on the SHRP II National TIM Responder Training Program.  His current assignment has him supporting Georgia’s CHAMP, a deployment of resources with the combined mission of safety service patrol and asset maintenance on rural freeway segments in the state.

Please register: