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Professional Qualifications / Performance Standard

These Resources explain the professional qualifications and performance standards for traffic control officers, emergency responders who work on the highway, and traffic incident management professionals. Please note that modules on Fire Service Traffic Control are available on the Responder Safety Learning Network (
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Upload Date: 6/20/2019
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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
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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
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NFPA 1091: Standard for Traffic Control Incident Management Professional Qualifications
This standard is currently in development (to be released 2014). This standard identifies the minimum job performance requirements (JPRs) necessary to perform temporary traffic control duties at emergency incidents on, or near an active roadway. The pre-draft standard is available online.
Upload Date: 12/21/2012
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Task Analysis for Emergency Responders at Roadway Incidents
This report from the Emergency Responder Safety Institute details the findings of a panel convened to review typical functions performed by emergency responders at roadway incidents in an effort to develop a set of job performance requirements for the job functions critical to safe emergency operations at roadway incidents. This report discusses the process utilized, outlines the specific job performance requirements for critical positions assigned to emergency responders and provides guidance on the use of the requirements by potential users and training organizations.
Upload Date: 8/18/2009
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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
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