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Struck-By Fatalities of Roadway Responders Spikes Alarmingly in Early 2020
In the first two weeks of 2020, seven roadway responders have been struck and killed by vehicles while assisting the public. (more)
Struck-By Fatalities of Roadway Responders Spikes Alarmingly in Early 2020

Available Programs

Advance Warning
This module discusses the concept of advance warning, its benefits, and how to implement a range of advance warning devices. (more)
Autonomous Vehicles
In this program, you will learn the basics of autonomous vehicle technology, the challenges and opportunities it presents to emergency responders, the current state of technology development, and how to begin to prepare for the presence of these vehicles on the roadways you serve. (more)
Blocking Procedures at Roadway Incidents
This module discusses the concept of blocking, why it is important, how to determine whether linear positioning or block positioning is appropriate at a given incident. (more)
Connected Vehicles
In this program, you will learn the basics of connected vehicle technologies, the challenges and opportunities they present to emergency responders, the current state of technology development. (more)
Fire Service Collaboration with Towing & Recovery Operations
This self-paced program discusses how the fire service and towing personnel can communicate and collaborate effectively to safely and efficiently handle roadway incidents. (more)
High Visibility Innovations
It is widely known that the visibility of responders is a key factor in safe emergency operation on the roadways. (more)
Intro to Fire Service Traffic Control Professional
This module introduces current and prospective fire service traffic control professionals to the responsibilities of the position. (more)
Law Enforcement and High Visibility PPE
This program summarizes the federal regulations with regard to high visibility safety apparel, examines the objections of law enforcement officers to wearing this apparel. (more)
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
This module highlights and explains in plain language the portions of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) that apply to first responders working roadway incidents. (more)
Move It or Work It
The module relates the Move It Work It decision to safe, quick clearance and the National Unified Goal. (more)
National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management
This module presents the National Unified Goal as the road map for implementing cross-department cooperation and communication. (more)
Planning for the Long-Term Event
This self-paced program provides guidance for jurisdictions and Traffic Incident Management (TIM) teams to plan for long term events. (more)
Recommended Practices for TIM SOPs
For years, the fire departments have worked to standardize their operating procedures across jurisdictions within geographic areas. (more)
Roadway Incident Operational Safety for EMS Providers
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) vehicles respond to a wide variety of roadway incidents, such as crashes, pedestrians struck by vehicles, other medical emergencies, natural disasters, and weather events. (more)
Roadway Incident Safety Training Guidance for Fire Officers
This self-paced program will assist fire officers with integrating roadway incident safety training into their department, including (but not limited to) self-paced programs and resources available through RSLN and (more)
Safe Fire Service Traffic Control Practices
This module provides a basic understanding of the framework of traffic control at emergency scenes. (more)
Safety Service Patrols: An Underutilized Partner
This self-paced program will provide both an introduction to Safety Service Patrols at the awareness level and recommend vehicle outfitting and roadway operating procedures for SSPs. (more)
Scene Control
This self-paced program discusses the issues created when persons other than responders and victims are present at a roadway incident scene. (more)
See and Be Seen: Emergency Lighting Awareness
This module presents best practices in deploying emergency optical warning devices, called here "emergency lighting." (more)
Setting Up a Traffic Incident Management Unit
This self–paced program uses existing Fire Police units as examples for demonstrating how an agency can set up a dedicated traffic incident management unit. (more)
Sobriety Checkpoint Safety
This module presents practical steps law enforcement officers can take to maximize their safety while working sobriety checkpoints. (more)
Special Circumstances: Safe Operations for Vehicle Fires
This module discusses the safety and traffic incident management challenges of vehicle fires and options for responding to these challenges. (more)
Special Hazards
This self-paced program discusses the traffic incident management impacts of several special circumstances: HAZMAT, medical helicopters, vehicle extrication, and crash investigation. (more)
Starting and Sustaining a TIM Committee
This self-paced program provides guidance on how to start and sustain a TIM Team, offering a framework, proven models, and tips for success. (more)
This self-paced program begins with a review of foundational knowledge about the definition of the termination phase and quick clearance strategies. Then, the program covers best practices for typical tasks in the termination phase. (more)
The First 15 Minutes at Roadway Incidents
The first 15 minutes of a roadway incident response are critical. What the first responding units do, and do not do, will impact the response in many ways, including safety, traffic control, secondary incidents, and clearance time. (more)
The Public Safety Telecommunicator's Role in Roadway Safety
This module presents ways to better integrate public safety telecommunicators into the roadway incident response team. (more)
TIM For The Next Generation
This self-paced program is specifically for first responders who are newer to the profession, typically in their teens and twenties. (more)
Traffic Incident Management on Rural Roads
This self-paced program presents information on how to tailor some roadway response best practices to the characteristics of rural roads. (more)
Traffic Incident Management Requirements in NFPA 1500
This module highlights the new traffic incident management and responder safety requirements in NFPA 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program and point departments to resources that will help them meet the requirements of the standard. (more)
Traffic Incident Management: Incident Command & Management
This module discusses the use of the Incident Command System (ICS) to manage the response to a roadway incident, both in the context of the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Team and implementation at the incident scene. (more)
Traffic Incident Management: Model Practices & Procedures
This module presents model policies, practices and procedures for key topics in the traffic incident response and management process, from pre-planning to incident response and through to investigation and post-incident analysis. (more)
Traffic Incident Management: Strategies for Public Outreach
This module sets forth a series of vetted best practices for drivers to follow when encountering emergency scenes on the roadway. (more)
Traffic Incident Management: TIM Training & Resources for Emergency Responders
This module provides a framework for TIM training and guidance on the techniques and methods used in TIM training. (more)
Understanding NFPA 1091
This self-paced program explores both uses of NFPA 1091, explaining it in "plain language" for emergency responders and discussing how it can be used as a training objectives blueprint. (more)
Who’s In Charge at Roadway Incident Scenes?
This self-paced program examines the question, "Who's In Charge at Roadway Incidents?" (more)

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