U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
June 19, 2013
Traffic Incident Management (TIM) is a planned and coordinated multidisciplinary practice designed to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents that allows traffic flow to be restored as safely and quickly as possible. Estimates indicate that only a small number of public safety and transportation responders have been trained in sound TIM response operations. Since effective TIM is critical to ensure improved responder and motorist safety, reduced traffic congestion, and enhanced system performance and reliability, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is deploying a standardized, and cost-effective training framework and curriculum that are vital to spur widespread adoption of best practices and to promote consistency in application.
This EDC Exchange will present information about Tier I of this training, which is focused on safe, efficient incident mitigation activities and was developed for incident responders to acquire a common set of core competencies that promote a shared understanding of the recommendations for achieving the National Unified Goal for TIM; Responder Safety, Safe Quick Clearance and Prompt, Reliable, Interoperable Communications. Tier I training includes on-scene activities including detection/verification, response, site management, clearance/ removal, and traffic management with a focus on responder safety. Responders from different TIM disciplines, including Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Fire and Rescue, Departments of Transportation, Towing and Recovery providers, and Notification and Dispatch, are encouraged to attend this Exchange.
The Exchange will complement the presentations and discussions conducted during the Spring Virtual Summit by offering a more in-depth look at how the Tier I training is presently being offered from managers, and by facilitating a discussion on the role local and Tribal transportation agencies can play in achieving the National Unified Goal.
Join the Federal Highway Administration, the Local Technical Assistance Program Center and the Department of Transportation for a presentation on the Traffic Incident Management National Training program via a live webinar on June 19, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.