Training and Certification for Traffic Incident Responders

<span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: " lucida=""><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: " lucida=""><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.25in"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Sans'"><font face="Arial"><font size="3"><strong><o:p></o:p></strong></font></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font size="3">The objective of this project is to establish the foundation for certifying the capability of responders to achieve the National Unified Goal (NUG) for Traffic Incident Management: responder safety; safe, quick clearance; and prompt, reliable, interoperable communications. Most important is for responders to acquire a common set of core competencies that promote a shared understanding of the requirements for achieving the safety of responders and motorists, quick response, and effective communications at traffic incident scenes. Types of responders include police, fire, emergency management, emergency medical services, private sector responders such as towers and hazmat responders, and operations and maintenance personnel from transportation agencies. Many organizations with different responsibilities are often involved in responses to traffic incidents, particularly major ones. Incident scenes can quickly become confusing and dangerous places for both motorists and responders. It is imperative that responders have the appropriate core competencies to deal with different stages of an incident and a common understanding of the basic needs for dealing with traffic incidents as enunciated in the NUG (See Special Note 1).<o:p></o:p></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.25in"><o:p><font size="3"> </font></o:p></p></span></span>

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $1000000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project L12

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Strategic Highway Research Program 2

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Hyman, William

  • Start Date: 20080310
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15536

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460067
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project L12
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:18PM