Presentation on theme: "N ATIONAL T RAFFIC I NCIDENT M ANAGEMENT (TIM) R ESPONDER T RAINING P ROGRAM - O VERVIEW LAW ENFORCEMENT | FIRE | EMS | TRANSPORTATION TOWING & RECOVERY."— Presentation transcript:
N ATIONAL T RAFFIC I NCIDENT M ANAGEMENT (TIM) R ESPONDER T RAINING P ROGRAM - O VERVIEW LAW ENFORCEMENT | FIRE | EMS | TRANSPORTATION TOWING & RECOVERY | COMMUNICATIONS KYTC S ECTION E NGINEER M EETING T HURSDAY, S EPTEMBER 18, 2014 O WENSBORO, KY
The National TIM Responder Training Program was created as part of the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) SHRP 2 was authorized by Congress in 2005 to investigate the underlying causes of highway crashes and congestion SHRP 2 areas of focus: safety, renewal, reliability and capacity
TIM consists of a planned and coordinated multidisciplinary process to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents so that traffic flow may be restored as safely and quickly as possible Effective TIM reduces the duration and impacts of traffic incidents and improves the safety of motorists, crash victims, and emergency responders
State DOT’s are typically responsible for the overall planning and implementation of traffic incident management programs. KYTC is also responsible for the Traffic Operations Center (TOC), as well as the management of Division of Incident Management and SAFE Patrol.
Typical TIM responsibilities assumed by State DOT’s: 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; cones, barrels, portable message boards, etc. Establish and operate alternate routes ; coordinate clearance Assist motorist with disabled vehicles Provide TOC and motorist information Provide special equipment clearing incident scenes Provide materials for absorbing small fuel and anti-freeze spills Determine incident clearance and roadway repair needs Serve as incident commander for clearance and repair functions Repair transportation infrastructure
FHWA and KYTC in partnership with the University of Kentucky Technology Transfer Program (T2) are pleased to offer the National Traffic Incident Management Training Program. This program is designed to teach participants the requirements for safe, quick clearance at traffic incident scenes; prompt reliable and open communications; and motorists and responder safeguards.
In a typical year in the U.S., the following number of responders are struck and killed: 12 Law Enforcement Officers 5 Fire and Rescue Personnel 60 Towing and Recovery Professionals Unknown number of transportation professionals from DOTs, Public Works, and Safety Service Patrol Programs
Responders are not the only ones that are victims….. Preventing the Secondary Crash Double fatal secondary crash within the queue, I-265 in Louisville, January 2012
How the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) relates to TIM Part 6 of the MUTCD covers Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) zones, commonly known as highway construction or work zones. A subset of Part 6 is Chapter 6I, which specifically addresses traffic incidents.
Responder Visibility - MUTCD Section 6D.03 states: All workers, including emergency responders, within the right-of-way of a roadway who are exposed either to traffic (vehicles using the highway for purposes of travel) or to work vehicles and construction equipment SHALL wear high-visibility safety apparel…
Components of a Traffic Incident Management Area Advance Warning Area Transition AreaActivity Area Termination Area Buffer Space Incident Space
National TIM Responder Training Program Implementation Progress - As of August 24, 2014 44 States Actively Training 104 Total Number of TtT Sessions Conducted 5 New States have a TtT Session Scheduled 57,184Total Number Trained WA AK OR CA NV ID UT HI NM AZ ND MN IA SD NE MT WY CO KS OK TX WI MI IL AR MS AL PR SC NY NC MO LA IN OH FL GA TN 3 KY ME VT NH MA RI CT NJ 2 DE MD WV VA DC Conducted TtT and/or TIM Training in Progress TtT Session Planned No TtT Scheduled To Date 2 2 3 2 3 PA 2
52,882Number of Responders Trained (Not Including TtT Session Participants) 52.9%2014 National Goal – 100,000 Trained National TIM Responder Training Program Implementation Progress - As of August 24, 2014 Conducted TtT and/or TIM Training in Progress TtT Session Planned No TtT Scheduled To Date 2,771 35 1,019 1,730 793 1,306 1,923 709 2,110 1,353 934 298 1,477 1,119 10,063 2,732 1,534 2,046 1,476 104 1,349 790 596 366 225 94 5,373 1,045 742 590 27 3,718 44 1,126 68 23 68 177 60 104 44 406 2 12 Mexico: 301
National TIM Responder Training Program Implementation Progress - Total Trained By Discipline
To find out more about training opportunities, or to bring this program to your District, please contact: Martha Horseman Director - Technology Transfer Program Martha.firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-432-0719 Martha.email@example.com www.kyt2.comwww.kyt2.com (Click on TRAINING & CONFERENCES)
Responder Safety Considerations – Parting Thoughts Never turn your back on traffic Never work in a lane of moving traffic Never stand between vehicles Instruct civilians where to stay, out of harm’s way Always have a backup plan………