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Agencies and Organizations
Federal Highway Administration Office of Operations
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Operations provides national leadership for the management and operation of the surface transportation system. The office is responsible for FHWA's efforts in the areas of congestion management, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Deployment* , traffic operations, emergency management, and freight management and operations.
Fire Corps is one of five partner programs under Citizen Corps, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's grassroots strategy to bring together government and community leaders to involve citizens in all-hazards emergency preparedness and resilience.
Firefighter Close Calls, Home of the Secret List
FirefighterCloseCalls.com was an idea born from The Secret List, an independent newsletter produced since 1998 in an effort to bring forward the issues involving injury and death to firefighters.
Hutt Wairarapa Operational Support
A volunteer unit providing support services to the New Zealand Fire Service in the Hutt Valley, Wainuiomata and Wairarapa regions, Wellington, New Zealand.
I-95 Corridor Coalition
A partnership of transportation agencies and related organizations, from Maine to Florida and in Canada, working together to accelerate improvements in transportation across multiple jurisdictions and throughout all modes.
International Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Subcommittee
The IACP has established a Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Subcommittee under the direction of the IACP Highway Safety Committee (HSC). The TIM Subcommittee, working with HSC and FHWA, addresses safety, operations, training, and outreach initiatives related to TIM nationally; promotes TIM policies, procedures, and training in the law enforcement community while maximizing the overall effectiveness of TIM strategies and resources; enhances existing TIM programs while providing necessary resources to those jurisdictions new to TIM; and supports relationships and understanding between TIM disciplines.
International Towing and Recovery Museum and Wall of the Fallen
Recognizes outstanding individuals in the towing and recovery industry worldwide, records the history of the industry, collects and display industry artifacts and memorabilia through a museum, and provides information about the industry to the general public.
John Petropoulos Memorial Fund
Safety initiatives that offer people tangible tips they can implement in their workplaces and on the roads to help ensure emergency responders make it home safely to their families after every shift.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
The Mission of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is to honor America’s Fallen Firefighters, assist their survivors, and work to prevent firefighter deaths and injuries. The Foundation also offers training to help fire departments handle a line-of-duty death. With the support of fire and life safety organizations, the Foundation has launched a major initiative to reduce firefighter deaths, Everyone Goes Home®.
National Fire Protection Association
NFPA’s mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA publishes several standards that relate to professional qualifications and to responder safety when operating on the highway, including NFPA 1500, NFPA 1901, and NFPA 1091.
National Institute of Justice
The National Institute of Justice — the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.
SafeHighways.Org and Safe Highway Matters Newsletter
SafeHighways.org and Safe Highway Matters Newsletter are part of the effort to build a nationwide community for all members of state and federal departments of transportation, highway authorities, private operators, academics, and advocates for safe roads.
Towing and Recovery Association of America
The umbrella trade group and national voice of the towing and recovery industry, representing the interests of the towing and recovery industry on Capitol Hill and producing an array of educational products supporting professionalism in towing and recovery and in business management.
Traffic Incident Management Community of Practice
An online discussion group (forum) for topics in traffic control operations, including the MUTCD, pavement markings, signals, signs, temporary traffic control, and traffic incident management performance measures.
Volunteer Fire Police Association of New York
VFPASNY’s mission is to advance the status of volunteer Fire Police
in the State of New York, while upholding and defending the constitutions of the
United States of America and the State of New York.
Tow Times Online
Tow Times is a monthly magazine dedicated to helping towing company owners and managers throughout the United States, Canada and around the world run a more successful towing business.
Programs and Initiatives
Everyone Goes Home®
A national program from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to prevent line-of-duty deaths and injuries.
IAFF Emergency Vehicle Safety Program
"Best Practices for Emergency Vehicle and Roadway Operations Safety Guide" was released by USFA in partnership with IAFF as part of an initiative to improve emergency vehicle and roadway operations safety for firefighters and law enforcement officers.
Life Safety Initiatives
This website is dedicated to information and research all directly supporting the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
Patrol vehicle safety for the Law Enforcement Stops and Safety Subcommittee (LESSS) of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
The TIM Network
The TIM Network, from the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition (NTIMC), connects TIM Professionals (especially those from different disciplines), to each other, provide a method for TIM Professionals to escalate issues and provide a way for the NTIMC to validate suggested practices.
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program provides annual information on the rate and number of work related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries, and how these statistics vary by incident, industry, geography, occupation, and other characteristics.
Toolkits and Exercises
I-95 Corridor Coalition Virtual Incident Management
Virtual incident management training for first responders using using three-dimensional, multi-player computer gaming simulation technology to test, validate, certify, and reinforce the dissemination of best incident management practices across the Coalition region. Registration and login is required.
I-95 Quick Clearance Toolkit and Workshop
This resource was designed to help initiate or improve Quick Clearance programs and activities in jurisdictions. It includes a roadmap, videos, documents (statutory, regulatory, policy, administrative, and operational), and workshops.