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The National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training was created for responders, by responders. This course provides first responders a shared understanding of the requirements for safe, quick clearance of traffic incident scenes; prompt, reliable, and open communication; and motorist and responder safeguards. First responders learn how to operate more efficiently and collectively.

In-person Trainings

Whenever possible, we recommend in-person training. The unique opportunities to work with responders from multiple disciplines and strengthen relationships in your community are consistently rated as some of the strongest benefits of these classes.

Ready to take the next step? Find a list of the most recent TIM training contacts in your state.

Online Training

If it's hard to make a class work with your schedule, we also highly recommend the free online TIM training course offered by FHWA.

This 4-hour class covers the essentials, including notification and scene size-up, safe vehicle positioning, scene safety, command responsibilities, traffic management, special circumstances, and clearance and termination.

Contact us

If you are unable to reach the appropriate contact(s) in your state, please let us know and we'll be happy to help facilitate.

Jim Austrich, TIM Responder Training Program Manager
(202) 366-0731

Paul Jodoin, TIM Program Manager
(202) 366-5465

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