October 15, 2018

Traffic Incident Management

Traffic Incident Management

First responders are at risk when operating on or along a roadway while traffic is still moving. Every year responders are injured or even killed along US highways and byways. In response to the increasing number of injuries and fatalities, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) issued NFPA 1091: Standard for Traffic Control Incident Management Professional Qualifications in 2015. The standard establishes job performance requirements that all persons who participate in traffic control at incident scenes should meet.

Traffic control at incident scenes is a duty that is not uniformly taught across all first responder disciplines. In some cases, it is not formally taught at all. Studies show that lack of training, and situational awareness and the failure to establish a proper temporary traffic control often contribute to the potential for mishaps.

Through a blend of interactive discussion, case study review, group and simulations exercises, students will gain a new found appreciation for their roles and responsibilities regarding traffic incident management.

The Topics:
• Scene Size-Up
• Safe Vehicle Positioning
• Equipment to enhance safety
• Command Responsibilities
• Traffic Management
• Secondary collisions

This can be presented as a one or two day presentation.

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