Traffic Incident Management

fhwa-tim-trainingMany first responders are killed or suffer serious injuries while addressing traffic incidents on the nation’s roadways. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is working with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and other fire groups to promote the importance of Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training under the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2). Use the following information to find TIM training and resources for your department.

In this section:

TIM In-Person Training

TIM Online Training

TIM Resources

TIM In-Person Training

National TIM Responder Training

SHRP2’s National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training brings police, firefighters, DOT towing, medical personnel, and other incident responders together to engage in interactive, hands-on incident resolution exercises. The training enhances quick clearance efforts and improves the safety of responders and motorists. Responders will learn firsthand new multiagency standards and best practices.

Interested in attending an in-person training session? Contact your state point-of-contact to inquire about opportunities in your area.

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TIM Online Training

National TIM Responder Training

The second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) offers the free web-based course National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training to help improve incident response and increase safety for first responders and the public.

The course was created by responders for responders and provides a shared understanding of the requirements for safe, quick clearance of traffic incident scenes; prompt, reliable and open communication; and motorist and responder safeguards. First responders from all TIM responder disciplines will learn how to operate more efficiently and collectively.

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Responder Safety Learning Network

The Responder Safety Learning Network (RSLN) offers a certificate in traffic incident management available at learning.respondersafety.com. The certificate is earned by taking ten RSLN online training modules and is equivalent to attending an instructor-led National Traffic Incident Management Training class. RSLN training modules are free for all users.

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TIM Resources

NFPA 1091

NFPA 1091: Standard for Traffic Control Incident Management Professional Qualifications was adopted to reduce the risks to response personnel and the public through proper traffic control training. NFPA 1091 promotes safer operations with minimum job performance requirements (JPRs) for traffic control incident management personnel, to help Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) ensure personnel are adequately prepared to carry out the duties of the assignment.

Access the standard for free at www.nfpa.org/1091.