Train-the-Trainer Regional Workshops for Incident Command System (ICS) Training for Field Level Transportation Supervisors and Staff

"Emergency response is becoming a larger part of state, tribal, and local transportation staffs' responsibilities, from the front office to the front lines. And, with funding tight nationwide, public sector employees are being asked to do more with smaller staffs, including... preparation and response for notice and no-notice incidents. [Training] is needed... to support operations and maintenance personnel to perform reliably and effectively with other partners under the National Incident Management System (NIMS), regardless of the agencies' size or the nature of the occurrence, leading to improved preparedness for emergencies." (from NCHRP Project 20-05 Synthesis Topic 44-12, Interactive Training for All-Hazards Emergency Planning, Preparation, and Response for Maintenance & Operations Field Personnel, Draft 1) At present there are specialized versions of the Incident Command System (ICS) at the FEMA Independent Study website for law enforcement, medical personnel, and public works staff members. There is no specialized training for transportation personnel, whose work in opening roads and ensuring the safety of bridges and other infrastructure is the key to all other emergency response. As described in NCHRP Project 20-59(43), Incorporating Transportation Security Awareness into Routine State DOT Operation and Training, most field level transportation staff members work outdoors and gather only at the beginning and end of the work day. Most training has to be delivered as briefing training or on overtime. The lack of financial support for overtime training makes lengthy courses inaccessible to these front line staff members. This project will take the new course created under NCHRP sponsorship and create the documentation for a train-the-trainer course to increase the number of trainers available to deliver the course nationally. The final product will be TTT materials that can be used within AASHTO regions to maintain a cadre of trained instructors for the NCHRP 20-59 (30) Incident Command System for Field Level Transportation Supervisors and Personnel course.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $197115
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-59(30)A

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Hartell, Ann

  • Performing Organizations:

    San Jose State University

  • Principal Investigators:

    Edwards, Frances

  • Start Date: 20170711
  • Expected Completion Date: 20241230
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01761937
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-59(30)A
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 4 2021 11:19PM