The Responder – August 2014

Message from the TIM Network Liaison WE CAN DO IT… Prompt, reliable, interoperable communications. Is it one third of the National Unified Goal, or the NUG all wrapped up in a, shall I say it, NUGget? In many ways, the descriptors prompt … [Read more...]

The Responder – July 2014

Message from the TIM Network Liaison Towing: They Lose More Personnel than All of Us As this issue features a WreckMaster article about the towing industry, I thought it was timely to talk about the losses that the towing industry incurs each … [Read more...]

The Responder – June 2014 “Special Edition – Tennessee’s TIM Training Facility”

Message from the TIM Network Liaison History is Made - Congratulations Tennessee! On May 7, I had the honor of attending the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new, dedicated, Traffic Incident Management training facility being constructed at the … [Read more...]

The Responder – May 2014

Message from the TIM Network Liaison Lead like a Champion Today, a little sports history lesson to get our TIM juices flowing. The great college football coach Bud Wilkinson encouraged his players to “Play Like a Champion Today,” and placed a … [Read more...]

The Responder – April 2014

Message from the TIM Network Liaison It’s Our Responsibility With National Work Zone Awareness Week wrapping up today, I’m thinking ahead and wondering what the rest of April will bring. Spring, as we all know, is one of the busiest times of the … [Read more...]

The Responder – March 2014

Message from the TIM Network Liaison Be Heard For almost three years now, we have been publishing The Responder as a monthly e-newsletter. It has come to my attention that lately some have disagreed with content in the newsletter, and some … [Read more...]

The Responder – February 2014

Message from the TIM Network Liaison Training Standards The subject of training is always coming up in circles that I frequent at the national level and while working with state DOTs throughout the country and internationally. It always seems to … [Read more...]

The Responder – January 2014

Message from the TIM Network Liaison We Are All Needed As we continue on our journey to improved TIM and improved operations, each of us has many good practices that work for us. You. And you over there! The TIM Network, at its core, is another … [Read more...]

The Responder – December 2013

Message from the TIM Network Liaison The Personalities of TIM We all realize that Traffic Incident Management (TIM) is a multi-jurisdictional exercise that depends upon the coordination of police, fire, rescue, transportation, and others. It’s a … [Read more...]

The Responder – November 2013

Message from the TIM Network Liaison TIM during Winter Weather It’s that time of year again when we need to start to think about winter weather and how it affects traffic incident management (TIM). I remember the old United States Postal Service … [Read more...]