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National TIM Responder Training

The 4-hour National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training course teaches every responder community how to safely and quickly clear traffic incidents. Traffic incident responders include emergency medical service (EMS), departments of transportation and public works, fire and rescue, law enforcement, towing and recovery, and other professionals that support traffic incidents management.

Efficient incident response requires seamless collaboration and coordination among responders to meet the needs of those injured, ensure the safety of responders and road users, quickly clear the incident, and prevent secondary crashes. Through the following links, learn about and access free National TIM Responder training options, decide whether this training is right for you, view national and State-level training statistics, and understand how this training came to be:

Free National TIM Responder Training Options

  • Why take the National TIM Responder Training? Who should take this training?
  • Origins of TIM Responder Training
  • Training Performance Measures
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The FHWA, collaborating with responder communities, has set a one million goal for TIM trained responders. As of 2020, over 500,000 responders have completed the National TIM Responder Training course. Additionally, many fire, EMS, and law enforcement training academies have incorporated the National TIM Responder Training into their curriculum.

  • Topics:
    • Featured Traffic Safety
    • Traffic Safety
    • Project: SafeQuickClear
  • Resource Type:
    • Training
  • Organizational Author:
    • External

Related Resources

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