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FHWA - Traffic Incident Management (TIM)

National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Emergency Responder Training

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

This unique, multidisciplinary training promotes a shared understanding of the requirements for safe, quick clearance at traffic incidents scenes; prompt reliable and open communications; and motorist and responder safeguards. Better incident response can cut incident response time in half.

Topics to be covered include:

  • TIM Fundamentals & Terminology
  • Notification & Scene Size-up
  • Safe Vehicle Positioning
  • Scene Safety
  • Command Responsibilities
  • Traffic Management
  • Special Circumstances
  • Clearance & Termination

** This training is an MPOETC approved CLEE course. (CLE00169)


Check back for May and June training postings!


REGISTRATION:This training is free of charge, however, pre-registration is required.  CLICK HERE and click FHWA on left menu to register now!



ALL TIM responders are encouraged to attend!



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).