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TIM Responder Training

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? Reach out to 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.

Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2)

The Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) delivered two products to improve traffic incident on-scene management. The first product is a multi-disciplinary training course that promotes a shared understanding of the requirements for quick clearance and safeguards responders and motorists. The second product is a 2-day Train-the-Trainer course that facilitates widespread use of the multi-disciplinary training. Governors, transportation leaders, police, and firefighters across the country can save money, time, and lives by championing full-scale deployment of these innovative training courses focused on traffic incident management (TIM). Refer to the SHRP2 one-page flyer or the SHRP2 Web site for more information about this program. Over the years, these have evolved to become the in-person and on-line offerings summarized above.

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
james.austrich@dot.gov

Joseph Tebo
Office of Operations, Federal Highway Administration
Department of Transportation
202-366-9242
joseph.tebo@dot.gov