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 2019 and 2021, the number of TIM personnel killed in California in response to an incident according to Responder Safety:
Law enforcement officers 4
Freeway Service Patrol 1
Fire fighters 1
Emergency Medical Services 1
Tow truck operators 6

Nationwide cost of congestion according to the 2019 Urban Mobility Report:

  • Traffic delay cost commuters 54 hours per year
  • $1,010 of delay cost to commuters per year
  • 3.3 billion gallons of fuel
  • $166 billion in total 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