View from the Street * Aug 2017

View from the Street

By Eric Reddeck, NFFF Everyone Goes Home Advocate

 Below  are  3 of 55  Best Practice answers on the 2017  FHWA TIM Capability Maturity Self -Assessment .
Regional Planning for Traffic Incident Management  is routine and conduced by Metropolitan Planning Organizations , Council of Governments, Transportation Commissions, DOTs and Public Safety agencies. TIM needs are routinely and proactively discussed in multidisciplinary settings and directly linked with regional planning process. There is TIM line item in funding allocation to pay for TIM strategies to address identified needs. (7)
Roadway Clearance Time is measured, reported, and tied to system or region-wide outcomes such as travel time reliability or congestion/delay.(17)
A policy is in place for the adjustment of signal timings during incident response. The policy is understood by all response partners and responsibilities are widely known. The policy is regularly reviewed and updated . (54)
The purpose of the Traffic Incident Management Self Assessment (TIMSA) is to provide a formal process for State and local transportation, public safety and private sector partners to collaboratively assess their traffic incident management programs and identify opportunities for improvement.

FHWA publishes an annual National Summary report 2004-2016  on the TIMSA aggregating data from all urban areas   FHWA Self Assessment for Traffic Incident Management 


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2017 Killed in the Line of Duty   *all causes*

Police Officers      73
Firefighters          61
EMS      ?              06
Towers  ?             05

 Eric Reddeck
National Fallen Firefighers Foundation
NFFF Everyone Goes Home Advocate

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