National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training
- Train the Trainer Course

Train-the-Trainer Course:

Why this is important… Responders are being struck and killed at traffic incidents in the U.S. on average:

·       5  Firefighters each year

·       1  Law Enforcement Officer each month

·       1  Tow Truck Operator each week

·       Numerous transportation professionals each year from DOTs, Public Works, and Safety Service Patrols


The National TIM Responder Training Program was developed by responders for responders, and was designed to establish the foundation for and promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the TIM National Unified Goal (NUG):

  • Responder Safety
  • Safe, Quick Clearance
  • Prompt, Reliable, Interoperable Communications

The Train-the-Trainer (TtT) course is intended to provide participants (i.e., trainers) the knowledge and materials necessary for them to conduct TIM training for TIM responders in their area or state. The TtT is a 1½-day course that covers 11 hours of material, including classroom training as well as hands-on and outdoor activities. Once trainers have completed the TtT course, they will have the flexibility to train others as appropriate using either the full version of the training or through use of a condensed 4-hour version of the training.

The two Master Instructors will be:

Jack Sullivan, Loss Control innovations – Jack Sullivan is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) with 33 years of loss control experience providing loss control consulting, safety assessments, OSHA compliance and outreach training, emergency planning and disaster recovery, and loss prevention training and coaching for management personnel. He is a subject matter expert on the topic of roadway incident safety for emergency responders. He also has 25 years of active firefighting and emergency response experience and had served as a chief officer and safety officer in the fire service.

Susan Culin, Retired Captain from the Fairfax County Police Department - Captain Susan H. Culin retired from the Fairfax County Police Department in 2014 after 30 years of service. She was promoted to Captain in October of 2004 and served as the Commander of the Traffic Division from July of 2007 until she retired. Much of Captain Culin’s career was been dedicated to traffic enforcement, traffic safety and traffic education.  As the Traffic Division as the Commander, she was responsible for all traffic programs for the largest local law enforcement agency in Virginia. Captain Culin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from James Mason University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.  

The target audience for this course is experienced trainersfrom all TIM disciplines, including: Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue, Emergency Medical Service, Towing and Recovery, Emergency Management, Communications, and Highway/Transportation. Each TtT participant is expected to have both prior instructional and TIM experience.

Details for the  September 18 & 19, 2014 session is as follows:

Day 1:   ThursdaySeptember 18,  2014  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM   Registration Begins:   7:30 AM   (Lunch on your own)

Day 2:   FridaySeptember 19, 2014  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM   Registration Begins:  7:30 AM


Location:   Pennsylvania State Fire Academy  Auditorium
Address:    1150 Riverside Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044

If you need directions to the session location, please visit the facility’s Web site www.OSFC.state.pa.us


If you have any questions regarding local TIM initiatives or your participation in this training, please contact Jim Paral, ITS/Traffic Operations Specialist, FHWA, 717-221-3465 james.paral@dot.gov

This training is being provided free of charge, however, registration is required.  Agencies are responsible for all travel related expenses including lodging and meals. 


REGISTRATION:  Click HERE to register online.

                                     Click HERE to access a registration form for printing and faxing.

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This training has also been endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST), and the Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA).