The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


The Torchbearer

Tennessee's Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Initiative

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SHRP2's National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training brings police, firefighters, DOT, towing, medical personnel, and other incident responders together to engage in interactive, hands-on incident resolution exercises. Learning to coordinate response activities and optimize operations in the classroom is vital to responding effectively in the field and to building a unified national practice on incident management. SHRP2's National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training is endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and the National Volunteer Fire Council.

In Tennessee, the TIM Responder Training effort is led by a group of agencies including the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Tennessee Fire Service and Code Enforcement Academy, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Tennessee Division of the Federal Highway Administration. The TIM Responder Training program has two primary components. In train-the-trainer sessions, national-level experts are brought in to provide participants with in-depth discussion and demonstration of 11 SHRP2 TIM training modules. Students who complete these 2-day classes are certified as local instructors and are qualified to deliver this material to a broader local audience. These certified instructors deliver the 4-hour TIM Responder class to local responders in agencies across the state.

TIM Training has three primary goals: to save lives, to save money, and to save time.

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