By Richard J. Ashton, Guest Blogger; and Grant/Technical Management Manager, IACP
The IACP Highway Safety Committee’s (HSC’s) Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Subcommittee debuted its 18-minute roll-call video Manage to Survive: Traffic Incident Management for First Responders at an IACP 2012 workshop in San Diego. Manage to Survive: Traffic Incident Management for First Responders was developed over the past 18 months by the TIM Subcommittee, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, to promote cooperation and coordination among those disciplines responding to traffic incidents; it recognizes that TIM is the key to reducing the incidence and severity of crashes and the congestion and frustration they create. The workshop was moderated by former HSC Chair and Assistant Commissioner Earl M. Sweeney, of the New Hampshire Department of Safety; the panel was comprised of Chief Grady T. Carrick, of the Florida Highway Patrol; Fire Chief Douglas P. Forsman, of Champaign, Illinois; Brian W. Purvis, Manager of Roadway Operations, North Carolina Turnpike Authority; and FHWA Public Safety Liaison Program Manager Thomas V. Lane.
Manage to Survive: Traffic Incident Management for First Responders is a multidisciplinary production intended for members of all disciplines: law enforcement, fire and rescue, emergency medical services, towing and recovery, transportation, public works, and medical examiners; it now can be viewed on the IACP’s YouTube channel.