For Frontline Responders
Ultimately, safety is every responder’s responsibility. The resources to be properly trained in traffic incident management and roadway incident response safety are available to every responder. This list of resources is a great way to get started.
NFPA 1091: Standard for Traffic Incident Management Personnel Professional Qualifications
Online Training Module: Understanding NFPA 1091
NFPA 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program.
Online Training Module: Traffic Incident Management Requirements in NFPA 1500
High Visibility PPE
National Unified Goal
Online Training Module: National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management
Certified Traffic Incident Management Person — Available from the Fire Department Safety Officers Association to all responders regardless of agency or organization. Exam study materials available on ResponderSafety.com
National TIM Training Certificate — Available online from The Responder Safety Learning Network to all responders regardless of agency or organization.
Emergency Vehicles & Lighting
Video — Best Practices for Backing Fire Apparatus and Ambulances
Online Training Module — See and Be Seen: Emergency Lighting Awareness
Online Training Module — New Technologies in Emergency Vehicle Lighting
Report — Study of Protecting Emergency Responders on the Highways and Operation of Emergency Vehicles: A Review of First Responder Agencies Who Have Adopted Emergency Lighting and Vehicle Conspicuity Technology. Emergency Responder Safety Institute. Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association.
Video — Marked and Seen
Additional Resources — Vehicle Emergency Lighting and Markings
Helmets & Head Protection
Online Training Module — Helmets and Head Protection for Roadway Incidents
Responder Safety & TIM Training
The Responder Safety Learning Network: 40+ free online training modules, including critical procedures like blocking, advance warning, and manual traffic control procedures.
Roadway Safety Shorts — Short videos demonstrating recommended practices for safer roadway operations to use in training rotations, safety breaks, and roll call or shift change reinforcement.
Roadway Safety Teaching Topic Packages — Lesson plans for your instructors and training officers, including “TIM In A Minute” videos on key safety topics in roadway response.
Self-Guided Training Plans — Suggested training materials and progressions in key TIM/Responder Safety topics broken out by department role, including training plans for leadership.
Training Plans — Safety Stand Down
Training Plans — National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week
Training Plans — Rural Roads
Training Plans — EMS
Line of Duty Deaths, Struck Bys, and Near Miss
Video — Citizens’ Hose Company Struck By Incident Video Case Study
Online Training Module — LODDs on the Roadway: Safety Lessons Learned
Resources: Struck By Incidents