Traffic Incident Management
Traffic Incident Management (TIM)
Traffic Incident Management is a planned and coordinated program process to detect, respond to, and remove traffic incidents and restore traffic capacity as safely and quickly as possible. This coordinated process involves partners in law enforcement, fire and rescue, emergency medical services (EMS), transportation, public safety communications, emergency management, towing and recovery, hazardous materials contractors, and traffic information media. An effective TIM program requires training for all partners involved.
TIM Training through the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2)
The Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) delivered two products to improve traffic incident on-scene management. The first product is a multi-disciplinary training course that promotes a shared understanding of the requirements for quick clearance and safeguards responders and motorists. The second product is a 2-day Train-the-Trainer course that facilitates widespread use of the multi-disciplinary training. Governors, transportation leaders, police, firefighters and EMS across the country can save money, time, and lives by championing full-scale deployment of these innovative training courses focused on traffic incident management (TIM). A description of TIM is available here.
To schedule TIM training in your area, see National TIM Responder Training Program State Point of Contact List
VDOT: National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program Webinar