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1 Traffic Incident Management Tribal Safety Champions Workshop November 17, 2015 Richard Jurey Federal Highway Administration

2 Workshop Overview SHRP2 Traffic Incident Management emergency responder training. Overview of 4 hour classroom course. How to request 4 hour training. Online training. What can you do starting today!

3 NATIONAL TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT (TIM) RESPONDER TRAINING PROGRAM LAW ENFORCEMENT FIRE EMS TRANSPORTATION TOWING & RECOVERY COMMUNICATIONS 4-HOUR COURSE OVERVIEW

4 4-Hour Course Overview 1. Introduction 2. TIM Fundamentals and Terminology 3. Notification and Scene Size-Up 4. Safe Vehicle Positioning 5. Scene Safety 6. Command Responsibilities 7. Traffic Management 8. Special Circumstances 9. Clearance and Termination

5 Lesson 1: Introduction

6 Lesson 1 Lesson Objectives At the conclusion of this lesson, participants will be able to: 1. Describe the purpose of the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP 2) National TIM Responder Training Program 2. Recognize the dangers encountered by emergency responders working in or near traffic 3. Define traffic incident management (TIM)

7 Lesson 1 Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP 2) Congress authorized SHRP 2 in 2005 to investigate the underlying causes of highway crashes and congestion in a short-term program of focused research Safety Reliability Renewal Capacity The National TIM Responder Training Program was the first SHPR 2 reliability product

8 Lesson 1 National TIM Responder Training 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

9 Lesson 1 Injury Crashes Each injury crash can require 2 Law Enforcement 4 Fire/Rescue 2 EMS 1 Towing & Recovery = 9 Responders

10 Lesson 1 D Drivers D Drivers are killing us Drunk, Drugged, Drowsy, Distracted, or Just plain Dumb

11 Lesson 1 Responder Struck-By Fatalities In a typical year, the following number of responders are struck and killed: 12 Law Enforcement Officers 5 Fire and Rescue Personnel 60 Towing and Recovery Professionals Several transportation professionals from DOTs, Public Works, and Safety Service Patrol Programs

12 Lesson 1 Responder Struck-By Crashes

13 Lesson 1 A Routine Incident March 9, 1998 at 2:10 p.m. Raining, wet roadways Vehicle on Pennsylvania Turnpike lost control and slid into a drainage ditch 911 is called Photo Courtesy of the Lionville Fire Company (PA)

14 Lesson 1 A Routine Incident Aftermath Photo Courtesy of the Lionville Fire Company (PA)

15 Lesson 1 A Routine Incident Aftermath Eight firefighters and two EMTs were struck by the 18-wheeler as it slid into the incident scene One firefighter killed Nine other responders seriously injured Photo Courtesy of the Lionville Fire Company (PA)

16 Lesson 1 Secondary Crashes Fatal crash on I-70 underscores backup risks The Columbus Dispatch

17 Lesson 1 TIM Defined TIM consists of a planned and coordinated multidisciplinary process to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents so that traffic flow may be restored as safely and quickly as possible Effective TIM reduces the duration and impacts of traffic incidents and improves the safety of motorists, crash victims, and emergency responders

18 Lesson 1 TIM Timeline

19 Lesson 1 NASCAR Pit Stop TIM Team Analogy NASCAR: quicker pit stops = the difference between winning and losing 1960: 45 seconds (4-prong lug wrench) 1963: 25 seconds (air/impact wrench) 1990s/Today: 12 seconds Result of training, practice, and technology Has TIM gotten stuck at 25 seconds?

20 Lesson 2: TIM Fundamentals and Terminology

21 Lesson 2 Lesson Objectives At the conclusion of this lesson, participants will be able to: 1. Define safe, quick clearance 2. List the principal laws that relate to responder safety and safe, quick clearance 3. Describe how the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) relates to TIM 4. Recall common response terminology, lane designations, and incident scene terminology

22 Lesson 3: Notification and Scene Size-Up

23 Lesson 3 Lesson Objectives At the conclusion of this lesson, participants will be able to: 1. Recognize the important role public safety communications centers play in incident response 2. Describe the notification and verification process 3. Recall the typical responsibilities of a Transportation Management Center (TMC) 4. List the key information that should be included in a scene size-up report

24 Lesson 4: Safe Vehicle Positioning

25 Lesson 4 Lesson Objectives At the conclusion of this lesson, participants will be able to: 1. Differentiate between Move It and Work It incidents 2. State the MUTCD definition of safe-positioned and describe blocking 3. Define Lane +1 blocking and describe the need for it 4. Describe safe practices for working around or avoiding the zero buffer

26 Lesson 5: Scene Safety

27 Lesson 5 Lesson Objectives At the conclusion of this lesson, participants will be able to: 1. Describe how emergency vehicle markings can improve scene safety 2. Describe recommendations for emergencyvehicle lighting as set forth in the MUTCD 3. Describe high-visibility safety apparel requirements for incident responders

28 Lesson 6: Command Responsibilities

29 Lesson 6 Lesson Objectives At the conclusion of this lesson, participants will be able to: 1. Describe both the need and the requirements for establishing and participating in the Incident Command System (ICS) 2. Describe when it is appropriate to implement Unified Command 3. Identify the need for and use of Staging Areas

30 Lesson 7: Traffic Management

31 Lesson 7 Lesson Objectives At the conclusion of this lesson, participants will be able to: 1. Describe the four main components of a Traffic Incident Management Area 2. Identify conditions at an incident scene that would require the Advance Warning Area be extended 3. Describe the need for, and how to set up, a taper 4. Identify and describe the two types of buffers that may be established at an incident scene

32 Lesson 8: Special Circumstances

33 Lesson 8 Lesson Objectives At the conclusion of this lesson, participants will be able to: 1. Identify the safety concerns related to responding to an incident involving a vehicle fire 2. Describe how to identify what hazardous material is being transported 3. Recount good practices for responding to an incident involving a vehicle fluid spill 4. Describe the primary goal of a crash investigation and the importance of preserving short-lived evidence 5. Describe the importance of performing response tasks concurrently as it relates to safe, quick clearance

34 Lesson 9: Clearance and Termination

35 Lesson 9 Lesson Objectives At the conclusion of this lesson, participants will be able to: 1. Describe quick clearance strategies for both minor incidents and incidents that involve tractor trailers and/or spilled cargo 2. List the type of information that needs to be provided to towing and recovery to facilitate their response 3. Describe the major activities that take place during termination and identify safety related considerations for scene breakdown

36 4 hr. TIM Course There is no cost for the training course. Training host provides facility. Attendees are responsible for their own lodging, meal, and travel costs. Ideal class size is participants. Qualifies for CLEET continuing education hours for law enforcement officers.

37 How to Request TIM Responder Training 1. The most effective TIM training is multidisciplinary training; so coordinate with: City and County police, fire, EMS, 911/dispatch, and transportation departments. Private towing operators. State police and transportation. Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP). Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT).

38 How to Request TIM Responder Training 2. For Oklahoma, contact your local Highway Patrol Troop HQ office.

39 How to Request TIM Responder Training 3. For assistance or coordination, contact the OSU Center for Local Government Technology: Karla Sisco, Southern Plains Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) Center. Michael (Mikie) Hinkston, Oklahoma Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP).

40 Online TIM Training Option Classroom TIM training is the preferred alternative. However, there is an online TIM training option: FHWA National Highway Institute (NHI) Course National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training.

41 What can you do starting today! Responder safety. Electric vehicles and hazmat. Towing.

42 Responder Safety Safety vest. Your surrounding.

43 Safety Vests MUTCD Section 6D.03: All workers, including emergency responders, within the right of way of a roadway who are exposed to traffic SHALL wear high visibility safety apparel This describes a TIM scene.

44 Lesson 5 Emergency Responder High-Visibility Safety Apparel Must meet, and be labeled as meeting one of two standards: ANSI/ISEA 107, Standard Performance for: Class II Class III ANSI/ISEA 207, Public Safety Vests

45 Lesson 5 ANSI 107 vs. ANSI 207 ANSI 107 Class II Vest ANSI 207 Public Safety Vest

46 Lesson 5 MUTCD Section 6D.03 Exceptions Firefighters or other responders engaged in emergency operations that directly expose them to flame, fire, heat, and/or hazardous materials

47 Your Surroundings Q: Your safety vest is: Impact resistant body armor? High visibility safety apparel? Pay attention to your surroundings! Never assume that a motorist can see you remember the 5 D s! There is no routine crash scene.

48 Electric Vehicles and Hazmat Electric and hybrid electric vehicles. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration guidance. Hazmat. Emergency Response Guidebook. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

49 Lesson 8 Electric and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles (EV and HEV) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Guidance

50 Lesson 8 Emergency Response Guidebook Instructions/General Guidance/Basic Info 4-Digit Number Name - Alphabetical Response Guides Evacuation Distances Additional Info and Instructions

51 Lesson 8 Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) Identification Placards Numbered placard Placard with an orange panel Warning or other placard Shipping papers or bill of lading Commodity names or markings Labels

52 Towing When requesting wrecker service, describe what you have, not what you think you need. Vehicle Identification Guide. Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA). Do not leave the wrecker alone to finish cleaning up the incident scene.

53 Lesson 9 TRAA Vehicle Identification Guide Vehicle Class Light-Duty Medium-Duty Heavy-Duty Location Reason for tow Additional vehicle or crash details

54 Lesson 9 Towing and Recovery Communications Called in as a Hyundai with minor side damage

55 Lesson 9 Towing and Recovery Communications Requested a flatbed for a vehicle off the road

56 Lesson 9 Towing and Recovery Communications Flatbed needed for arrest tow/safe keeping

57 Questions & Open Discussion Oklahoma TIM training POCs: Richard Jurey Federal Highway Administration office Maj. Patrick Mays Oklahoma Highway Patrol office

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