TIM Responder Training

Second Strategic Highway Research Project TIM Responder Training

Developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Adminstration in collaboration with the Second Strategic Highway Research Project (SHRP-2):

  • Nationally consistent TIM responder program that supports the National Unified Goal for TIM:
    • Responder safety
    • Safe and quick clearance of incidents
    • Prompt, reliable, interoperable communications

  • Why it is important:
    Between 2010 and 2014, the number of TIM personnel killed in California in response to an incident:
    Law enforcement officers 6
    Caltrans personnel 4
    Fire fighters 2
    Emergency Medical Services 2
    Tow truck operators 8
    Nationwide cost of traffic incidents

    (collisions, disabled vehilces, debris)

    25% of all traffic delay
    1 billion hours of delay
    0.7 billion gallons of fuel
    $22 billion in delay cost

  • High Level Support:

    California Highway Patrol
    California Department of Transportation
    California Fire Marshall
    California Tow Truck Association

    International Association of Chiefs of Police
    International Association of Fire Chiefs
    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Official