The Transportation Safety Advancement Group (TSAG) offers our sincerest thoughts and condolences to the Prescott, Arizona Fire Department and to the families and friends of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew tragically lost in the in the Yarnell Hill fire of June 30, 2013. We mourn with the rest of the nation and are reminded of the heroism and bravery that firefighters demonstrate daily in Arizona and across the country.
TSAG Requests Proposals for Driver Distraction Project
The Transportation Safety Advancement Group is requesting proposals for a project on Device Distraction in Emergency Response Vehicles. This project will feature a white paper on current device distraction in police, fire, and EMS vehicles and possible solutions to this increasingly prominent issue. The "Distracted Driving RFP" is now closed and TSAG is reviewing submissions.
Through formal alliances with like-interest stakeholder organizations, the Transportation Safety Advancement Group will leverage its knowledge base and its operating resources to more effectively and efficiently pursue its promoting technology for public safety objective. With its allied partners, TSAG will work to advance this national dialogue and more specifically to promote and optimize traveler and operator safety on our nation’s roadways.
You’re a Key Player
The Transportation Safety Advancement Group SEEKS YOUR INPUT to help us gain insight on policies, programs and projects relating to known and emerging TECHNOLOGIES for public safety. From your input, TSAG will prepare reports and provide FEEDBACK to the US Department of Transportation, ITS Joint Program Office.
To advance its public safety mission, TSAG is promoting a NATIONAL DIALOGUE on technologies for transportation and public safety. As this dialogue becomes increasingly active, TSAG will consolidate YOUR EXPERIENCES, successes, failures, and lessons-learned and will share this knowledge in an effort to enhance the safety of travelers on our nations highways.
Public Safety and Emergency Responder Group Announces Release of NG9-1-1 What's Next Report:
Emergency Responders From Four Disciplines Discuss Needs for Future 9-1-1 System
COEUR D'ALENE, ID – August 30, 2011 – Today the Transportation Safety Advancement Group (TSAG), a multidisciplinary forum promoting technology for public safety and providing guidance to the U.S. Department of Transportation Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office, announced the release of the NG9-1-1 What's Next Forum Report, a series of white papers created by stakeholders in four emergency response disciplines—law enforcement, fire-rescue, emergency medial services and transportation—addressing the future of the Next Generation 9-1-1 system.
Our Communities of Interest
TSAG is comprised of sixteen members representing eight communities of interest.
Law EnforcementPrimary authority in preserving incident scenes, enforcing laws & maintaining public order
Fire & RescuePreventing and suppressing fire, providing primary medical assistance, protecting property
Emergency Medical ServicesProviding on-scene aid and medical care and treatment and transportation of injured victims
Emergency ManagementMulti-discipline management of incident impacts. Evacuation management and public information
Emergency CommunicationsMaintain voice, data, and video communications for effectively serving incident scene management
Technology & TelematicsAdvancing vehicle and roadway and roadside technologies to support ITS and safety systems
Transportation OperationsManage highways and transportation systems through surveillance, guidance and control systems
Academic & ResearchIntellectual development, knowledge transfer and testing of innovative technologies and transportation policy
Promoting Technology for Public Safety
The Transportation Safety Advancement Group (TSAG) is an assembly of multi-discipline professionals sharing a common concern for transportation and public safety. TSAG serves as a forum for providing technologies for public safety input and guidance to the US Department of Transportation, ITS Joint Program Office. TSAG members are dedicated to enhancing traveler safety on our nation’s roadways through the application of advanced technologies and the promotion of inter-discipline and inter-agency cooperation.
The ITS Joint Program Office serves as the principal guide on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications for transportation operations and management and on transportation safety technology policy.TSAG members are representatives of key interest-communities, including Fire & Rescue, Emergency Communications, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Transportation Operations, Emergency Management, Technology & Telematics, and Academic & Research. TSAG members are expert practitioners from public and private transportation operations and public safety arenas and serve an official outreach and knowledge transfer function on behalf of the ITS Joint Program Office.
What Do You Think?
Question: Of the TSAG Communities of Interest, which offers the greatest return on (technology) investment?
Please elaborate on your choice through our “Share Your Input” page.