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These Resources will support your training efforts by suggesting learning objectives, providing content, rendering technical assistance, and giving examples of other training implementations. Please note that multiple modules on various aspects of safe roadway operations are available on the Responder Safety Learning Network (learning.respondersafety.com).
NTMIC "Anatomy of a Traffic Incident"
This document from the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition provides basic information about what happens in traffic incident response. This information is intended for use in public education campaigns.
Upload Date: 12/17/2012
30.42 KB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Training  |  National Unified Goal  |  Traffic Incident Management
 
“Roadside Safety is No Accident” Safety Information Poster
This poster, suitable for EMS and fire departments to hang in their stations, reinforces safety practices when operating on the roadway.
Upload Date: 5/7/2008
511.96 KB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Safety Education Materials  |  Training
 
Backing Fire Apparatus SOP/SOG Template
The purpose of this guideline is to outline proper safety practices to be used when backing Fire Department vehicles and maneuvering in close-quarters situations.
Upload Date: 9/23/2013
199.00 KB
Microsoft Word Document
Categories:  Training  |  SOP's / SOG's
 
Blocking Procedures at Roadway Incidents
This downloadable video program is a short version of the Blocking Procedures at Roadway Incidents module on the Responder Safety Learning Network.
Upload Date: 7/18/2012
497.08 MB
MP4 Video
Categories:  Traffic Incident Management  |  Blocking / Safe Positioning  |  Training
 
Building Safer Highway Work Zones: Measures to Prevent Worker Injuries From Vehicles and Equipment
Through synthesis of current research on highway work zone safety with input from participants in a December 1998 workshop, this document offers measures that contractors, agencies, policymakers, manufacturers, law enforcement, and the research community can take to reduce occupational injuries in highway work zones.
Upload Date: 1/7/2013
565.89 KB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Traffic Incident Management  |  Struck By Incidents  |  Incident Command System (ICS) & NIMS  |  High Visibility PPE  |  Training  |  Reports  |  Line of Duty Deaths (LODD)
 
Developing Traffic Control Assistant Training Programs
This document from the Emergency Responder Safety Institute and the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association assists public safety agencies in developing traffic control training programs. Topics addressed include policy development, qualifications, performance objectives, recruitment, content development, implementation, and examples of successful model programs.
Upload Date: 5/7/2008
1.67 MB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Training
 
Highway Incident Safety and MUTCD Guidelines for Emergency Responders
The Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association (CVVFA) and their Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI) developed this manual and the accompanying online-based training course for first responders and other personnel who respond to roadway incident scenes. In the initial minutes of a roadway incident, responders often find themselves operating in moving traffic at great peril.
Upload Date: 11/6/2013
1.31 MB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  National Unified Goal  |  Professional Qualifications/Performance Standards  |  Training  |  Advance Warning  |  Traffic Incident Management  |  SOP's / SOG's
 
Highway Lane Designations and Terminology
This reference card from the Emergency Responder Safety Institute illustrates the accepted highway lane numbering system and nomenclature for describing roadways in consistent terms.
Upload Date: 5/9/2011
205.95 KB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  SOP's / SOG's  |  Highway Lane Designations  |  Training  |  Traffic Incident Management
 
Law Enforcement Stops & Safety Subcommittee: Staff Study 2004.
This 2004 Staff Study Report documents the work to date of the Law Enforcement Stops and Safety Subcommittee. It includes technology, practices, and research related to improving officer safety and preventing police vehicle crashes. Recommendations are included at the end of each section of the re¬port as benchmarks against which to measure future successes to improve the safety of police vehicles, highway environment and design, and traffic stop practices.
Upload Date: 12/21/2012
648.68 KB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Traffic Incident Management  |  Training  |  Safety Education Materials
 
Managing Emergency Incidents on the Roadway: Instructor Manual
This document from the Emergency Responder Safety Institute and the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association is the Instructor Manual for the course “Managing Emergency Incidents on the Roadway.” This program was developed to provide emergency services leaders and instructors with information and tools on traffic incident management that they can use to train other emergency responders in there departments or agencies. This Manual includes both classroom management information, full speaker’s notes for the training presentation, and a tabletop exercise.
Upload Date: 5/7/2008
7.16 MB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Training  |  Traffic Incident Management
 
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is a compilation of national standards for all traffic control devices, including road markings, highway signs, and traffic signals. The MUTCD is used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public traffic.
Upload Date: 12/21/2012
32.86 MB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Professional Qualifications/Performance Standards  |  Training  |  Traffic Incident Management
 
Model SOP/SOG: “Safe Positioning While Operating In or Near Moving Traffic”
This document is a model SOP/SOG to use as a “go by” when formulating your departments’ SOP/SOG on safe position of apparatus while operating on or near the roadway.
Upload Date: 7/11/2012
78.00 KB
Microsoft Word Document
Categories:  Training  |  Traffic Incident Management  |  SOP's / SOG's
 
Model Standard Operating Guideline (SOG) for Cone, Flare, or Sign Deployment at Traffic-Related Incidents
This document is a model SOG to use as a “go by” when formulating your department’s SOG for cone, flare, or sign deployment at traffic-related incidents.
Upload Date: 11/2/2009
1.32 MB
Microsoft Word Document
Categories:  Traffic Incident Management  |  SOP's / SOG's  |  Training
 
Model Standard Operating Guideline (SOG) for Cone, Flare, or Sign Deployment at Traffic-Related Incidents
This document is a model SOG to use as a “go by” when formulating your department’s SOG for cone, flare, or sign deployment at traffic-related incidents.
Upload Date: 11/2/2009
1.32 MB
Microsoft Word Document
Categories:  SOP's / SOG's  |  Training  |  Traffic Incident Management
 
National Unified Goal Bookmark
This bookmark publicizes the National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management and its strategies.
Upload Date: 12/17/2012
1.93 MB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Traffic Incident Management  |  National Unified Goal  |  Training
 
National Unified Goal FAQ
This document answers Frequently Asked Questions about need for and development of the National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management.
Upload Date: 12/17/2012
827.90 KB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Traffic Incident Management  |  Training  |  National Unified Goal
 
National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management
This document summarizes the 18 Strategies in the National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management.
Upload Date: 5/7/2008
192.71 KB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Traffic Incident Management  |  National Unified Goal  |  Training
 
National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management: Detailed Explanation
This document provides additional, detailed explanation for each of the 18 Strategies in the National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management.
Upload Date: 5/7/2008
222.83 KB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Traffic Incident Management  |  Training  |  National Unified Goal
 
National Unified Goal Talking Points
This document provides talking points for speakers presenting the National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management.
Upload Date: 12/17/2012
135.00 KB
Microsoft Word Document
Categories:  National Unified Goal  |  Traffic Incident Management  |  Training
 
National Unified Goal Trifold Brochure
This trifold brochure summarizes the National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management, how it was developed, what organizations were involved in developing it. Detail on the strategies is not included in this document.
Upload Date: 12/17/2012
1.24 MB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Training  |  Traffic Incident Management  |  National Unified Goal
 
NTMIC "Benefits of Traffic Incident Management"
This paper from the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition summarizes currently available information about the benefits of Traffic Incident Management (TIM), including congestion relief, economic savings, energy conservation and environmental benefits, public health and safety improvements, reduced mortality and morbidity, increased responder safety, reduced public safety personnel requirements, and increased customer satisfaction. The document also discusses ways to measure these benefits.
Upload Date: 12/17/2012
1.78 MB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Traffic Incident Management  |  National Unified Goal  |  Training
 
NTMIC "Example Strategies for Building Stronger State TIM Programs"
This document from the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition reviews examples of traffic incident management (TIM) strategies to build stronger state TIM programs. These strategies include interagency strategic planning, statewide best practices guidelines, stronger working partnerships between agencies, performance goals, and workable TIM organizational structures. The document also summarizes example state and local TIM programs.
Upload Date: 12/17/2012
446.97 KB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Traffic Incident Management  |  National Unified Goal  |  Training
 
NTMIC "Lane Designation Terminology"
This document from the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition provides a common terminology for use by responders during traffic incidents when identifying the location of the incident and the preferred position for arriving response vehicles and equipment. The document encourages response agencies to adopt this common terminology.
Upload Date: 12/17/2012
1.32 MB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Highway Lane Designations  |  Training  |  Traffic Incident Management
 
NTMIC "Prompt, Reliable Incident Communications"
This document from the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition provides a framework for improving incident communications, including response planning, incident notification protocols, public advisories, emergency routing, CAD-ITS integration, and emerging communications technologies.
Upload Date: 12/17/2012
543.74 KB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  National Unified Goal  |  Training  |  Traffic Incident Management
 
NTMIC "Responder Safety"
This document from the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition reviews available data on responder fatalities that occurred while working on the roadways and suggests strategies to reduce the incidence of these fatalities.
Upload Date: 12/17/2012
483.53 KB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  National Unified Goal  |  Traffic Incident Management  |  Training
 
NTMIC "Safe, Quick Clearance"
This document from the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition proposes strategies to achieve safe, quick clearance of traffic incidents.
Upload Date: 12/17/2012
919.63 KB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Traffic Incident Management  |  Training  |  National Unified Goal
 
Simplified Guide to the Incident Command System for Transportation Professionals
This guide from the Federal Highway Administration introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) to stakeholders who may be called upon to provide specific expertise, assistance, or material dur¬ing highway incidents but who may be largely unfamiliar with ICS organization and operations. Topics covered include the ICS organizational structure, unified command, advance planning and coordination, and implementation.
Upload Date: 5/7/2008
2.12 MB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  SOP's / SOG's  |  Training  |  Incident Command System (ICS) & NIMS
 
Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Zone Reference Diagram and Emergency Responder Checklist
This ResponderSafety.Com reference card diagrams the layout of a temporary traffic control (TTC) zone and provides important traffic management details, including incident magnitude definitions, TTC area lengths based on posted speed limit, and an Emergency Responder Checklist for crucial roadway response actions.
Upload Date: 5/9/2011
412.56 KB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  SOP's / SOG's  |  Traffic Incident Management  |  Training
 
Temporary Traffic Control For 1st Responders (Reference Card)
This ResponderSafety.Com reference card diagrams the layout of a temporary traffic control (TTC) zone and provides distance information for vehicle stopping, advanced warning signage, and distance estimation based on common landmarks.
Upload Date: 5/9/2011
101.16 KB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Traffic Incident Management  |  SOP's / SOG's  |  Training  |  Advance Warning
 
Ten Cones of Highway Safety
This video makes plain the dangers of working on the roadway, the grave reality of line of duty deaths occurring on the roadway, and explains the “ten cones of highway safety” for responders to practice to work more safely on the road.
Upload Date: 12/21/2012
390.40 MB
MP4 Video
Categories:  Struck By Incidents  |  Traffic Incident Management  |  Line of Duty Deaths (LODD)  |  Training
 
The First 15 Minutes - Decision Making at Roadway Incidents
This Power Point program provides training for responders on the first arriving apparatus at a highway incident. The first 15 minutes of an incident often sets the tone for the entire response. Learn how practices such as “windshield size up” can make the scene safer.
Upload Date: 9/6/2013
26.74 MB
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
Categories:  Struck By Incidents  |  Professional Qualifications/Performance Standards  |  High Visibility PPE  |  Training  |  Blocking / Safe Positioning  |  Traffic Incident Management  |  Advance Warning  |  Line of Duty Deaths (LODD)  |  High Visibility Vehicle Markings  |  Incident Command System (ICS) & NIMS
 
Towing and Recovery Association of America Vehicle Identification Guide
This reference card illustrates the different classes of vehicles and lists the needed vehicle details to ensure that communications with a towing and recovery company are accurate and thus the correct tow truck type is dispatched for the vehicle needing assistance.
Upload Date: 5/7/2008
119.98 KB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  Safety Education Materials  |  Training
 
Traffic Incident Management Handbook
This handbook from the Federal Highway Administration includes the latest advances in TIM programs and practices across the country, and offers practitioners insights into the latest innovations in TIM tools and technologies, including strategic, tactical, and support elements.
Upload Date: 12/20/2012
1.43 MB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  National Unified Goal  |  Training  |  Traffic Incident Management
 
Vehicle Marking and Technology for Increased Highway Visibility: A Reference Guide for Decision-Makers
This resource guide provides visual examples of high-visibility marking schemes applied to the rear and sides of a variety of vehicles, including automobiles, pickup trucks, utility truck vehicles, SUVs, vans, box-type trucks, and large service vehicles.
Upload Date: 1/16/2013
37.51 MB
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
Categories:  High Visibility Vehicle Markings  |  Training  |  Safety Education Materials
 
Vehicle Marking and Technology for Increased Highway Visibility: A Reference Guide for Decision-Makers
This resource guide provides visual examples of high-visibility marking schemes applied to the rear and sides of a variety of vehicles, including automobiles, pickup trucks, utility truck vehicles, SUVs, vans, box-type trucks, and large service vehicles. This is the handicapped accessible version of the PDF format of this document.
Upload Date: 1/16/2013
3.92 MB
Adobe PDF File
Categories:  High Visibility Vehicle Markings  |  Training  |  Safety Education Materials
 
Watch Out Behind You!
A full operations level training program that may be taught in modules. Suggested presenters should be at least a level one instructor. Suggested teaching time is 4 hours total.
Upload Date: 9/6/2013
213.06 MB
ZIP file
Categories:  National Unified Goal  |  Training  |  Struck By Incidents  |  Slow Down, Move Over Laws  |  High Visibility Vehicle Markings  |  Line of Duty Deaths (LODD)  |  High Visibility PPE  |  Incident Command System (ICS) & NIMS  |  Traffic Incident Management
 
National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management
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