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1 Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Mark Meints NDOR Emergency Program Specialist

2 What is TIM ? TIM consists of a planned and coordinated multi-disciplinary process to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents so that traffic flow may be restored as safely and quickly as possible.

3 Results of TIM Effective TIM reduces the duration and impacts of traffic incidents and improves the safety of motorists, crash victims and emergency responders.

4 Can this scene use TIM?

5 Strategic Plan A key piece of a formal TIM program is the development of a TIM strategic plan listing specific agreed upon program goals and objectives. An important element in ensuring that the strategic plans are successful is having those responsible for implementing the plans directly involved in their development. While high-level commitment is critical, action plans must make sense to those in the field or the plans will not be implemented as intended.

6 Training Objectives The new multi-agency National Traffic Incident Management Training Program equips responders with a common set of core competencies and assists them in achieving the TIM National Unified Goal of strengthening TIM programs in the areas of: o Responder safety. o Safe, quick clearance. o Prompt, reliable, and interoperable communications. o Flexible delivery approaches for full-scale implementation of the TIM training courses are also under development.

7 Program Strengths Promote more effective multi-agency, coordinated, and planned incident response. Improves responder safety. Improves travel-time reliability for person and freight trips on the Nation's highways by improving incident clearance time. Reduces congestion, collisions, and delays caused by secondary crashes.

8 Is this responder safe?

9 TIM Partners This coordinated process involves a number of public and private sector partners, including: Law Enforcement Fire and Rescue Emergency Medical Services Transportation Public Safety Communications Emergency Management Towing and Recovery Hazardous Materials Contactors Traffic Information Media

10 Transportation Transportation agencies are typically responsible for the overall planning and implementation of traffic incident management programs. Typically, these agencies are also involved in the development, implementation, and operation of traffic operations centers.

11 Transportation Responsibilities Assist in incident detection and verification Initiate traffic management strategies on incident impacted facilities Protect the incident scene Initiate emergency medical assistance until help arrives Provide traffic control Assist motorist with disabled vehicles Provide motorist information

12 Transportation Responsibilities (cont.) Provide sand for absorbing small fuel and anti- freeze spills Provide special equipment clearing incident scenes Determine incident clearance and roadway repair needs Establish and operate alternate routes Coordinate clearance and repair resources Serve as incident commander for clearance and repair functions Repair transportation infrastructure

13 Nebraska TIM Train the Trainer Responder Training Implementation Plan Purpose: o This implementation plan establishes a framework to guide and document TIM training activities in Nebraska.

14 Nebraska TIM Train the Trainer Responder Training Implementation Plan Background: o In connection with the second Strategic Highway Research Program and the second Every Day Counts initiative, the Federal Highway Administration is implementing a nationally consistent program of TIM responder training. o Training of traffic incident responders is vital for achieving the National Unified Goal for TIM. o Important aspects of TIM addressed by this goal include responder safety; quick clearance; and prompt, reliable and interoperable incident communications.

15 Train the Trainer Course The course was completed in Lincoln on March 26 and 27,2014 12 hours of training 41 trainers completed the course

16 Partner Agencies and Organizations Responder training will be geographically- structured around the eight NDOR Districts. Potential partner agencies and organizations include: o NDOR Operations o NDOR Traffic Engineering o NDOR Districts 1-8 Offices o Nebraska LTAP Center o NHHS – EMS/Trauma o Nebraska State Patrol Headquarters and Troop Areas A-E Offices o Nebraska Fire Marshal’s Office o FHWA Nebraska Division o Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center and Fire School o Local public agencies (emergency management, police, fire and EMS)

17 TIM Training Goals Within one month of completing the TIM TtT course, TIM instructors will brief their agencies on the TIM materials and resources available. Within five days of completing a TIM responder training course, each instructor will submit a report on the training to the SHRP2 TIM Training SharePoint site. TIM instructors will complete a minimum of four 4-hour training sessions within 12 months of completing the initial TtT course.

18 Other parts of the plan Methods to promote the training. Traffic incident control device package project. Trainings and student tracking.

19 We need assistance to: Help to promote the TIM concept. Help to promote the training.

20 Questions or Comments? Primary Point of Contact: Mark Meints, Emergency Program Specialist NDOR, Operations Division (402) 479-3878

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