All workshops require advance registration. You can register for workshops when you register for the 2019 Nevada Traffic Safety Summit here.  There is no fee to attend the workshops or the Safety Summit.

Nevada TIM Crash ReconstructionMCI Demo and Training ExerciseTuesday, October 16, 1:00pm – 5:00pm   |    Outdoor Activity, Open to All

Workshop 1:

FHWA-Nevada Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training

Tuesday, October 15, 8:00am – 12:00pm    |    Maximum Participants: 50

Lt. Luis Zapata, NHP   |    Gary Sallee, NDOT   |    Jimmy Stewart, NHP

The Nevada TIM Training is built on the National TIM Responder Training Program, developed by responders for responders.  It was designed to establish the foundation for and promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the TIM National Unified Goal (NUG):

  • Responder Safety
  • Safe, Quick Clearance
  • Prompt, Reliable, Interoperable Communications

The four-hour TIM course is intended to provide first responders the knowledge and materials necessary for clearing critical incidents as quickly as possible to reduce secondary crashes. Scene safety, communication, and relationship building will be emphasized in a multi-agency training approach with highly-qualified instructors from multiple law enforcement agencies, fire agencies, Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), towing, and private-sector emergency responders. The course structure will consist of four hours of training with credit for engineering and post-law as, well as towers that are required to complete the course in Nevada.

This training is provided free of charge; however, agencies are responsible for all travel-related expenses. For more information, please contact Rita Brohman.

Workshop 2:

Motorcycle Accident Scene 

Tuesday, October 15, 8:00am – 12:00pm    |    Maximum Participants: 30

Allan Cruet, Accident Scene Management, Inc.    |    Jess Leanos, Accident Scene Management, Inc.

Educational Objectives:

  • Recognize Safety Factors Relating to Motorcycle Trauma
  • Common Injuries By How a Rider Exits a Motorcycle
  • Identify and Address Psychosocial Concerns
  • Demonstrate Helmet Removal & Jaw Thrust Rescue Breathing

Workshop 3:

Vision Zero Truckee Meadows Charrette

Part A: Tuesday, October 15, 8:00am – 12:00pm (Open to All)   |   Part B: Wednesday, October 16, 8:00am – 12:00pm (Open to All)

Rebecca Kapuler, RTC Washoe   |   Erin Breen, Vulnerable Road Users, UNLV
This workshop picks up after the last Northern Nevada Summit, which also kicked off with a half-day on pedestrian safety in Washoe County. This session will recap what has happened, showcase success to date and the second half of Charrette work on what has been missed and moving forward to include:

  • Vision and Mission Statements
  • Data used to form foundation of what has been decided to date
  • Maps of selected focus areas and discussion on why they were chosen
  • Action Plan
  • Current partners and their investment in Vision Zero
  • Partner Roundtable
  • Current data 2018 through July 2019 (preliminary) by location
    • Is the current 18 months data vastly different from what was used
    • Is there evidence that focus areas were off or have changed?
    • Discussion of selected sites
    • Brainstorm if people, places are missing
  • Vision for next three years
  • Assignments

Workshop 4:

2019 Child Passenger Safety Update 

Tuesday, October 15, 1:00pm – 5:00pm   |    Maximum Participants: 20

Carrie Brown, Tribal Traffic Safety Specialist
This 4 hour presentation provides Child Passenger Safety Technicians and Instructors with 6 CEUs usable toward their re-certification.  This course previews new technology in the field, airbags, seatbelt system review, best practice review, and a Q & A session.  20 spaces will be available.  Attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register for this session. For more information, contact the instructor at


  1. Provide each attendee with 6 CEU credits.
  2. Showcase Airbags, the technology, new locations and counterfeit versions.
  3. Identify new car seat models available in 2019.

Workshop 5:

Grant Application Training

Wednesday, October 16, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Pam Fischer, MLPA, CPST, Pam Fischer Consulting

Program Development 101: How Not to Murder a Grant Application

You know the traffic safety problem, but how do you develop a grant-funded program to address it that doesn’t leave the reviewers begging for mercy? Discover how to find and interpret relevant data and use it to develop a clear and concise problem statement that supports an Office of Traffic Safety priority area. Explore the difference between a goal and objective, learn how to write specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-based (SMART) objectives that link to evaluation and identify proven countermeasures that can help you achieve your program’s goals and objectives. You’ll also learn how objectives drive what is evaluated, the importance of establishing a baseline so you know where you’re starting from, and the need to strike a balance between assessing what you did (process) and what you accomplished (outcomes) when reporting program results.

Workshop 6:

Joining Forces – Emotional Survival

Wednesday, October 16, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Dr. Kevin Gilmartin
Dr. Kevin Gilmartin is the Author of “Emotional  Survival for Law Enforcement”. His message is equally valuable to all first responders as well. The training provided will not only give all a better awareness about the stress of this chosen career, but will provide tools to assist all in combating these stressors. His ultimate goal is to help officer be healthier and happier which in turn allows them to be better law enforcement officers, first responders and family members.

Traffic Incident Management Demo and Training Exercise

Tuesday, October 15, 1:00pm – 5:00pm   |    Outdoor Activity, Open to All

Major (Retired) Pat Gallagher, Parsons   |   Rita Brohman, Parsons

Have you ever wondered what is going on at a fatal crash scene as you pass it? Please join the Nevada TIM Coalition members for a live, hands-on, demonstration with first responders. The staged fatal crash will provide a step-by-step decision-making process, injured victims, a safety talk, hands-on training for responders participating and, a crash debriefing. The audience will be invited to ask questions, like “why do you use the jaws of life?” and “when do you close all lanes?”

The fatal traffic crash will be staged in the parking lot and will involve a commercial vehicle and several passenger cars. (Number of vehicles still in the planning stage). The crash will be the result of an impaired driver and portions of this exercise will be the investigation of the impaired driver. Preliminary list of Participants includes: Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada Department of Transportation, Washoe County Coroner’s Office, Office of Traffic Safety, Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Sparks Police Department, Sparks Fire Department, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, RTC Washoe, Reno Emergency Medical Services Ambulance (REMSA), NDOT Freeway Service Patrol and Clean Harbors.

For more information, please contact Major (retired) Pat Gallagher or Rita Brohman.

Workshop 7:

Data is the Key to Unlocking Traffic Safety

Tuesday, October 15, 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Optional Workshop, Offered During Lunch

Kim Edwards, NDOT Traffic Safety | Genevieve Swain, Traffic Records Program Manager
Amanda Brandenburg, FARS Analyst | Mike Close, NHTSA Region 8
Law Enforcement and First Responders are the front line in crash data collection.  In this session you will learn the who, what and how of crash data, why crash data is collected, how it got started and what is looked at for safety improvements to the roadways.