Police departments respond to many different types of roadway incidents, including disabled vehicles, crashes, vehicle fires, and natural disasters. These responses can be single unit or multi-agency. Often the police department has traffic control responsibility. This traffic control is necessary for the safety of responders working that incident and should be established before other operations begin. These resources assist police departments in establishing the policies, procedures, and training necessary to implement traffic control at every roadway incident response scene.
- Certified Traffic Incident Management Person: Open to all emergency responders regardless of agency. Available from the Fire Department Safety Officers Association. Exam study materials available on ResponderSafety.com
- National TIM Training Certificate: Available online from The Responder Safety Learning Network
Additional Responder Safety & TIM Online Training Modules
40+ online training modules available The Responder Safety Learning Network. Modules of particular interest to law enforcement:
Roll Calls, Safety Breaks, and Training Rotations
Videos — Roadway Safety Shorts
Lesson Plans and Videos — Roadway Safety Teaching Topic Packages (includes TIM In A Minute videos)
Training Plans — National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week
Training Plans — Rural Roads
Training & Technical Assistance Programs
- National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program (NSERSP) — no-cost training, technical assistance, and resources to local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies with the goal of reducing the number of officers injured and killed on the nation’s roadways.
Emergency Vehicles & Lighting
Online Training Module — High Visibility Innovations
Online Training Module — See and Be Seen: Emergency Lighting Awareness
Online Training Module — New Technologies in Emergency Vehicle Lighting
Report — Hardening Blocking Vehicles for Traffic Incidents and Planned Special Events. Report of Workshop Proceedings. Emergency Responder Safety Institute.
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
Materials — Materials for PIOs and Public Educators
Videos — PSAs
Online Training Module — Strategies for Public Outreach
Additional Resources — Public Education