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National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Program

National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program for  Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Transportation, Towing  & Recovery, and  Communications

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FREE TIM Responder Training


Why this is important… Responders are being struck and killed at traffic incidents in the U.S. on average:

  • 5  Firefighters each year
  • 1  Law Enforcement Officer each month
  • 1  Tow Truck Operator each week


The National TIM Responder Training Program was developed by responders for responders, and was designed to establish the foundation for and promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the TIM National Unified Goal (NUG):

  • Responder Safety
  • Safe, Quick Clearance
  • Prompt, Reliable, Interoperable Communications


This 4-hour condensed version of the National TIM Responder Training Program is designed to equip responders with core competencies to address responder safety on highway incidents; safe, quick clearance practices for incidents and supports prompt, reliable, interoperable communications.

The impacts of this traing program include more effective multi-agency, coordinated and planned incident response; improved responder safety; improved travel-time reliablitlity by improving incident clearance times; and reduced congestion, collisions, and delays caused by secondary crashes.

The target audience for this course is all Traffic Incident Management/Responder disciplines, including: Public Works, Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue, Emergency Medical Service, Towing and Recovery, Emergency Management, Communications, and Highway/Transportation.

This training is being provided free of charge, however, agencies are responsible for all travel related expenses including lodging and meals.

For the current training dates and locations, check the training calendar.



This training is P.O.S.T. certified in the State of Missouri.

It has also been endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST), and the Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA).

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Jefferson City, MO 65102
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