Road Safety Forums
The Permian Road Safety Coalition’s “Road Safety Forums” are a vital part of our overall mission. These 135-minute, high-impact events are held several times each year. At a Road Safety Forum you can expect to hear timely updates from state agencies on infrastructure construction plans and schedules affecting the Permian Basin, learn more about emerging “best practice” technologies that could help you and your business improve road safety, and receive important road safety training information and opportunities to share within your organization.
Due to the strong commitment to road safety by our Coalition Partners, there is no fee to attend a PRSC Road Safety Forum. We do ask attendees to register in advance so that we can plan the meeting spaces and complimentary lunches. We invite you to learn more about our upcoming events and about how your organization can support the Permian Road Safety Coalition.
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Road Safety Training
From improving your personal driving habits to promoting road safety cultures within your organization, each of us plays a role in making the roadways of the Permian Basin safer. Sustained road safety training can be a critical part of preventing vehicle accidents and saving lives. This is why PRSC partners with the National Safety Council to provide stakeholders with low cost – or even free – training opportunities throughout the year.
Recent road safety trainings or modules have included:
- Hall of Fame Speaker Tim Gard presented his world-renowned “Sticky Safety” program to attendees at the 2019 Stand Down for Road Safety.
- “Train-the-Trainer” – best practices to communicate road safety training techniques to employees at safety meetings, tailgate meetings, etc.
- Eliminating speeding/aggressive driving, distracted driving, fatigued/drowsy driving, and impaired driving.
To be notified of upcoming trainings and modules, enter your email below to sign up for our PRSC newsletter. Trainings are also listed on our events page as they are scheduled.
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Road Safety Donations
As the leading road safety-focused not-for-profit organization in the Permian Basin, PRSC often fields requests for donations of equipment, expertise or money to assist government agencies and other not-for-profit entities. While we are not able to fulfill every request, every request is given due consideration.
With the support of our Board of Directors and other Coalition Partners, PRSC contributed more than $300,000 to first responders and infrastructure projects in 2019:
- Equipment and supplies to equip a new rescue truck purchased by Loving County, TX, Fire-Rescue
- Matching funds for a BUILD Grant for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to build a critical overpass project on Hwy. 302 and Hwy. 115 in Kermit, TX
- Support for the Texas Department of Public Safety Foundation (DPS), which supports those who serve and protect us
- Equipment and supplies for the Delaware Basin Emergency Preparedness Initiative (DBEPI)
Delaware Basin Emergency Preparedness Initiative (DBEPI)
DBEPI is a project of law enforcement, fire departments, other emergency services agencies, and industry representatives to identify gaps in life-saving equipment and training across the Delaware Basin portion of the Permian Basin of Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. From late-2017 to mid-2020, these groups met regularly to develop goals and a list of needs based on coverage, call volumes and industry operations.
- Save lives
- Create safe space for inter-government collaboration; bridge 13-year gap in preparedness planning at the local level
- Secure donations for first responders’ recommended equipment needs
- Secure donations for first responders’ recommended training
- Secure funding and donations for communications and 911-infrastructure to improve communications at the New Mexico-Texas border and in geographic locations opened up by industry that previously did not experience calls for service and to improve interoperability throughout the Permian Basin
- Work with local first responder officials for placement and prioritization of donated equipment
- Reduce response times and improve emergency management coordination and mutual aid
- Mitigate industry impacts on emergency services and first responders
In November 2019, PRSC and our Coalition Partners announced $400,000 in support for DBEPI. Battery-powered “Jaws of Life,” high capacity fire extinguishers, air ambulance landing kits, and H2S monitors will be delivered in early 2020 to counties and municipalities across the Delaware Basin.
If you or your company would like to learn more about how to support DBEPI, please email the PRSC’s Executive Director.
PRSC purchased $60,000 of equipment and supplies to help place this new Loving County (Texas) Fire-Rescue Truck into service during 2019.