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The TIM training program focuses on a response effort that protects motorists and responders while minimizing the impact on traffic flow. TIM efforts include detecting, verifying and responding to incidents; clearing the incident scene; and restoring traffic flow. Based on the severity or type of incident, first responders may represent law enforcement, fire, transportation, emergency medical services, public safety, towing and recovery, public works and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) disciplines.

Using a multiple discipline perspective, first responders within States, regions and localities learn how to operate more efficiently and collectively. The training covers many topics including recommended TIM procedures and techniques. For example, first responders learn how the placement of response vehicles can either aid or impede another discipline’s efforts and can impact how quickly traffic flow can be restored. Responders also learn about human behavior in highway safety to help prevent additional injuries or delays that may result from secondary crashes occurring near the initial crash site.

SMPDC administers a 4-hour TIM Responder Training as needed. For an overview of this training, click here. Information about upocming TIM Responder Trainings will be posted here as they are scheduled.

Click here for the National Highway Institute's National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training online course. It takes around 4 hours to complete.

For more information about Traffic Incident Management Operating Guidelines Training, click here. 

For more information about the U.S. Federal Highway Administration's National Incident Management Responder Training, click here.

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