Responder Training

Second Strategic Highway Research Project TIM Responder Training:

Developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration 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 vehicles, 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