View from the Street – March 2013

 2013 Virginia General Assembly in February  PASSED  SJ 277 * Requests the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety to establish a Statewide Traffic Incident Management Committee to coordinate the adoption and implementation of the National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management by highway and emergency response personnel in order to mitigate highway incidents and improve incident response in the Commonwealth  SJ 277 National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management; Secretary of Public Safety to establish. Chief Patron Senator  Harry B. Blevins    
 
 
 On FEB 4-2013 Virginia  Governor  McDonnell signed * Executive Order No. 58 (2013)  Establishing a Statewide Traffic Incident Management Committee  http://www.governor.virginia.gov/PolicyOffice/ExecutiveOrders/viewEO.cfm?eo=58
 
      The committee will promote activities that include developing a comprehensive traffic incident manual to be completed by July of 2013.
 
     The committee will promote traffic incident management by promoting the NUG for TIM, including   responder safety, safe, quick clearance, and interoperable communications; encouraging the development of TIM regional teams, promoting collaboration, communication and cooperation among the Commonwealth’s emergency responders; and keeping emergency responders up to date on national rules, regulations and trends related to safe roadway incident operations.
 
    The Statewide Traffic Incident Management Committee shall solicit best practices to improve the response of Virginia agencies charged with the prevention, and mitigation of traffic incidents. These guidelines should be used to create local and regional traffic incident management (TIM) plans consistent with the NUG objectives of responder safety, safe quick clearance, and prompt, reliable incident communications.
 
*Responder Safety Learning Network  http://learning.respondersafety.com/
 
                2013  Killed in the Line of Duty 
Police Officers  18   http://www.odmp.org/search/year?year=2013 
 Fire Fighters   07   http://www.firehero.org/   NFA  http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/  
 EMS                    10    http://www.nemsms.org/notices.htm
 Towers             06     http://www.internationaltowingmuseum.org/
  
  Eric  Reddeck   HRFSOC@cox.net
  National Fallen Firefighters Foundation * Everyone Goes Home *- Advocate    http://www.everyonegoeshome.com  
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