Coordinated incident response on Washington State highways is vital for life-saving operations, congestion management and accident-investigations.

Emergency responders from the Washington State Patrol, the Washington State Department of Transportation, local fire services and others, all play an important role in how incidents are handled. To maximize the safe and efficient management of incidents, first responders from each sector are working together.

Responders work more effectively if they understand each other’s roles, responsibilities, and what each responder brings to the scene.

The National TIM Responder Training Program
was developed by responders for responders, and was designed to establish the foundation for and promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the TIM National Unified Goal (NUG):

  • Responder Safety
  • Safe, Quick Clearance
  • Prompt, Reliable, Interoperable Communications
  • How to determine who’s in charge?
  • What information do we need to exchange?
  • What’s the importance of meet-and-confer (particularly when the situation changes)?
  • How do we avoid duplication of efforts?

This 4-hour condensed version of the National TIM Responder Training Program is designed to equip responders with core competencies to address responder safety on highway incidents; safe, quick clearance practices for
incidents and supports prompt, reliable, interoperable communications.

The target audience for this course is all Traffic Incident Management/Responder disciplines, including:

  • Public Works
  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire/Rescue
  • Emergency Medical Service
  • Towing and Recovery
  • Emergency
  • Management
  • Communications
  • Highway/Transportation

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