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1 Lesson Learned: Tennessee Invests in Field Training Site for TIM Featured

The TIM Responder safety initiative widely known as the SHRP2 training was the impetus for an advancement championed by the TIM leaders in the Tennessee Department of Transportation and Tennessee Highway Patrol, beginning in 2013. The result was the 2014…

2 Living in the Line of Duty Featured

The third article in a six-article series published in FHWA's Public Roads magazine (July/August 2014 issue) addresses the risk to TIM responders and how they may mitigate line of duty deaths and injuries. The following is noted in the introduction to the…

3 NCTCOG Freeway Incident Management Training Featured

The goal of the Freeway Incident Management (FIM) training course is to initiate a common, coordinated response to traffic incidents that will build partnerships, enhance safety for emergency personnel, reduce upstream traffic accidents, improve the efficiency…

4 SceneSafe Training Video Featured

SceneSafe, a 30-minute video, is an important training guide for EMS, firefighters, and law enforcement officers. This video can be used by all responders to learn the best practices and safety measures for addressing roadway incidents so they can avoid mistakes…

5 See and Be Seen: Emergency Lighting Awareness Featured

This module presents best practices in deploying emergency optical warning devices, called here "emergency lighting." The module also discusses what research has, and has not established, with regard to effectiveness of certain emergency lighting characteristics…

6 SHRP2 National TIM Responder Training Program: A Summary of Implementation Good Practices Featured

The Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) was created by Congress to address short-term research needed to address the challenges of moving people and goods efficiently and safely on the nation’s highways. Under Congress’ second authorization (SHRP2),…

7 TDOT HELP Operators Trained as Medical First Responders Featured

The Tennessee Department of Transportation's (TDOT) HELP operators minimize traffic congestion, promote the safe movement of people and products, and improve the travel environment on Tennessee’s most heavily traveled freeways. All of the HELP operators…

8 TIM Safety Messages Featured

The Traffic Incident Management (TIM) for the Baltimore Region Committee has developed a variety of safety messages for its member agencies to use as part of their daily safety messages to their staff. There are 29 messages in total covering the categories…

9 Cable Barrier Training for First Responders

The Washington State Department of Transportation's Incident Response Program website features a variety of resources related to cable barrier training, including a link to a YouTube video titled "Cable Barrier Training for First Responders." This video provides…

10 Cable Median Barrier - Information for First Responder Activities

The use of Cable Median Barrier (CMB) on roadways has various benefits, such as preventing median cross-over crashes, it is more forgiving than other barrier types, and it is less expensive to install and repair. However, there are specific techniques that…

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