FHWA-NHI-133126A National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Self-Paced Online

Date: 10/1/2023 - 9/30/2024

Location: Online





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Course Description
Three injury crashes occur every minute in the United States, putting nearly 39,000 incident responders potentially in harm's way every day. Congestion from these incidents often generates secondary crashes, further increasing traveler delay and frustration. The longer incident responders remain at the scene, the greater the risk they, and the traveling public, face. A cadre of well-trained responders helps improve traffic incident response. Better incident response improve the safety of responders and drivers, reduces crashes that occur because of incident-related congestion, decreases traffic delays caused by incidents, and can cut incident response time.
The National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training was created by responders for 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.
This training covers many TIM recommended procedures and techniques, including:
- TIM Fundamentals and Terminology
- Notification and Scene Size-Up
- Safe Vehicle Positioning
- Scene Safety
- Command Responsibilities
- Traffic Management
- Special Circumstances
- Clearance and Termination
Prerequisite Note
It is recommended that you take the following courses offered by FEMA:
IS 700 - National Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
ICS 100 - Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
ICS 200 - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
This training was developed through the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2).
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Use a common set of practices and advance standards across all responder disciplines.
The National Traffic Incident Management Training Program equips responders with a common set of core competencies and assists them in achieving the TIM National Unified Goal of strengthening TIM programs in the areas of: Responder safety; Safe, quick clearance; and Prompt, reliable, and interoperable communications.

Target Audience
The target audience for the training is individuals from all TIM responder disciplines, including: Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue, Emergency Medical Service, Towing and Recovery, Emergency Management, Communications, Highway/Transportation and Dispatch within States, regions and localities.
*If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.

NOTE: NHI has a new website. Please be sure to login at https://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/home.aspx  to access this course.



No Cost
Register by 8/24/2024
Private Sector


No Cost
Register by 8/24/2024
Public Sector


If you are having trouble registering, please email admin@umasstransportationcenter.org or call (413) 545-2604 for assistance.

Please be advised, cancellations must be received no later than 7 days prior to the event, or the registration fee will not be refunded.

First Name Affiliation
Joseph Town of Andover
Edward City of Cambridge DPW
Jeffrey Town of Yarmouth
Ryan Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC)
Brian Town of Bernardston DPW
Jeff Town of Arlington