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Newly Released Publications

Evaluation Results Summary: National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Program

The National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training program includes a Train-the-Trainer (TtT) course that provides participants (i.e., trainers) the knowledge and materials necessary for them to conduct TIM training for TIM responders in their area, typically through use of the four-hour version of the training. To assess participant learning and to capture the impacts of the training on operations, FHWA developed a suite of surveys that cover reaction, learning, behavior and results. The surveys were administered using either hard copies during training sessions or through an online tool. The Evaluation Results Summary of the survey results captured between January 2016 and August 2017.

Traffic Incident Management Training Post-Course Assessment Tool Final Evaluation Report

The Traffic Incident Management Training Post-Course Assessment Tool Final Evaluation Report provides State and local agencies, decision-makers, and other users an overview of the student learning and impact of the multidisciplinary, multiagency training curriculum on operations. The Final Evaluation Report provides a description of the course participants and their perceptions of the training's effectiveness.

Additional Resources

Emergency Vehicle Visibility and Conspicuity Report

The United States Fire Administration (USFA), in partnership with the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA), announces the release of the Emergency Vehicle Visibility and Conspicuity Study. The study report highlights the results of a U.S. Department of Justice - National Institute of Justice (NIJ) supported project intended to enhance emergency vehicle and roadway operations safety for firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other emergency responders.

This partnership with the International Fire Service Training Association, supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, produced a study on emergency vehicle visibility and conspicuity, and expanded fire service efforts in these areas, to enhance emergency vehicle and roadway operations safety for firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other emergency responders.

This report discusses best practices in emergency vehicle visibility and conspicuity, including cutting edge international efforts. It covers retroreflective striping and chevrons, high-visibility paint, built-in passive light, and other reflectors for law enforcement patrol vehicles, fire apparatus, ambulances and other EMS vehicles, and motorcycles. This report may be viewed and downloaded from the USFA Web site: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa_323.pdf (PDF, 2.18MB).

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