Emergency Transportation Operations
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On-scene Traffic Incident Management Operations

traffic police blocks road access with cones and police cars

The test of a Traffic Incident Management program is the ability to clear an incident site quickly and effectively, coordinating the activities of the various responding agencies and addressing their needs and priorities while providing safety to the on-scene responders, to those involved in the incident and to the travelers approaching and passing the incident. The On-Scene Operations area addresses the policies, procedures, and processes used in the field while responding to an incident and include the following: