View from the Street – July 2017

View from the Street

By Eric Reddeck, NFFF Everyone Goes Home Advocate http://www.everyonegoeshome.com

In 2016 a total of 94 locations completed a TIM SA for inclusion in the national analysis  FHWA Self Assessment for Traffic Incident Management 

A few of the questions are below. How would  your agency answer ?    

Is there a formal TIM program that is supported by Multidiscipline, Multi- agency team or taskforce, which meets regularly to discuss and plan for TIM activities?

Is the importance of TIM understood by all TIM stakeholders and supported by multidiscipline, multi-agency agreements or memorandums of understanding (MOUs)?

Are all disciplines and agencies participating in on-going TIM enhancement activities/efforts?

For incidents involving a fatality, is there a procedure for the removal of the deceased prior to Medical Examiner arrival?

Are there policies or procedures in place for signal timing changes to support traffic management during incident response?

Are there pre-planned detour and/or alternate routes identified and shared between TIM stakeholders?

Do towing and recovery procedures/rotation list policies deploy resources based on type/severity of incident?

NATIONAL  BEST SAFETY PRACTICES !

TIM Network    http://timnetwork.org/

TIM NETWORK  Facebook    National Traffic Incident Management Coalition
Responder Safety Learning Network    http://learning.respondersafety.com/
NFFF Fire Learning Network     http://www.fireherolearningnetwork.com/
2017 Killed in the Line of Duty   *all causes*

Police Officers      68    http://www.odmp.org/search/year/2017?ref=sidebar
Firefighters          51    http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
EMS      ?              03    http://www.national-ems-memorial.org/
Towers  ?             04    http://internationaltowingmuseum.org/

 Eric Reddeck   hrfsoc@cox.net
NFFF Everyone Goes Home Advocate  http://www.everyonegoeshome.com

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