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									     “Making the Tough Decisions
A look at the Southern Nevada Traffic Incident Management (TIM)
  Coalition’s Regional Approach to Traffic Incident Management

                      October 15, 2010

                     Rita Brohman, PMP

      • Initiated by Nevada DOT in partnership with the Dept.
        of Public Safety – Nevada Highway Patrol
      • TIM Steering Committee members reflect public
        agency representation with authority to make policy
      • Making the “Tough” decisions together
      • “Open Road’s Partnership Agreement”
           – Signed by 42+ member coalition
           – Boundaries
      • Unified Regional TIM Policies

Southern Nevada TIM

The TIM Coalition is three years old
and its boundaries were based on
Clark County boundaries combined
with services from several of the
emergency first responder agencies.
Clark County holds upwards of 70% of
the entire State of Nevada’s

While the southern NV TIM and the
TIM Policies have boundaries, there is
a Joint Operations Policy Statement
Agreement underway that will define
statewide agreement for policy
between NDOT and DPS-NHP that
mirror the TIM Coalition.

        TIM Coalition Members
• Law Enforcement (State, County, Cities, Taxi Cab, etc.)
• Fire and Rescue (County Fire, City Fire Depts., etc.)
• Emergency Medical Services (AMR, etc.)
• Transportation Agencies (State DOT District and statewide O&M,
  County Public Works, City Public Works, etc.)
• Towing and Recovery (all NHP rotation list)
• Emergency Managers (State, County and City EMO, OEC)
• Hazardous Materials Responders (contracted with state and County)
• Medical Examiners and Coroner’s Office (Coroner P. M. Murphy)
• Universities (UNLV and UNR)
      TIM Mission

“Coordinate and sustain an effective multi-agency,
  multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional TIM program
  that improves safety for responders and motorists
  and reduces traveler delay in the Las Vegas region
  of Southern Nevada.”
        TIM Goals
1.   Improve safety of Responders, Highway Workers and
     Motorists through Coordinated and Efficient Traffic Incident
     Management (TIM).

2.   Reduce Accident Severity and Traffic Delay.

3.   Improve Motorist Awareness of Traffic conditions,
     Congestion, Construction and Safety.

4.   Improve First Responder and Highway Worker

5.   Fund Regional TIM Projects to Support Regional TIM Goals
     & Objectives
        How far we have come…
• “Best Practice” polices - facilitated and prepared by TIM
  Consulting team with all agencies engaged - Feb 2009
• Consistent goals and objectives finalized and TIM
  policies approved – March 2010
• Multi-Agency Training for Quick Clearance
• Bimonthly After Accident Reviews with all First
  Responders – using videos from incidents.
• Quick clearance goal: 30/60/90 minute goals
   – 30 for minor incident
   – 60 for injury related incident
   – 90 multiple vehicles / fatality / overturned truck / hazmat spill
       Physical TIM Benefits Realized
• 45% reduction in fatalities on freeways
• Contracts with environmental agencies has helped clean
  up hazmat spills and large vehicle turn over quicker
• Expediently providing emergency services and removing
  the traffic blockage has helped with secondary accidents
  which is 22% of incidents in the TIM area
• Quicker clearance has aided in:
   • Protecting incident responders (and those in their care) from
     moving vehicles and protecting motorists (passengers and
     cargo) from hazards of the incident
   • Facilitating emergency vehicle (and other response vehicles)
     movement and access to the accident scene.
   • Facilitating safe and expedient traffic flow past the incident.
     Some Regional TIM Benefits
• Enhanced communications with one another
  and respect
• Provides a forum for identifying problems from
  those who are on the roads and at the
  incidents… also provides forum for:
  • resolving conflict and debrief incidents
  • Communications about agency changes – especially
    in financial times of difficulty the TIM has been
• Joint Operations Policy Statement – Agreement
  among first responders
        The “Tough” Decisions – TIM Policies

1. Regional Multi-Agency, Multi-Disciplinary Open
   Roads Policy
 To support 30, 60 and 90 minute clearance goals for minor accidents, minor
 injury and major traffic incidents, respectively


 • NDOT TIM Steering committee representatives to keep the agreement updated,
 circulating and monitoring the control of the agreement

 •   Each agency responsible for maintaining their agency signatures on agreements

 • “Joint Operations Policy Statement” agreement being developed between
        The “Tough” Decisions – TIM Policies

2. Performance Measurement Goals

 To support collecting data for incident clearance, secondary accidents and
 meeting clearance and safety goals


 •   First responders currently measure only “response time”

 • Efforts taken to determine automatic extraction of data from NHP CAD database
 without compromising secure information

 •   Discussions to develop automated database to measure performance goals
        The “Tough” Decisions – TIM Policies

3. Incident Response Vehicle (IRV) Policy
 To add IRVs for managing traffic at incidents


 •   NDOT to determine operation on incident response vehicles

 • Maintenance dispatch to be added to FAST to provide 24/7 assistance with
 incidence clearance
        The “Tough” Decisions – TIM Policies

4. TIM Lighting Policy Agreement
 To reduce the number of emergency lights once the incident scene has been

 •   NHP troopers not using heavy lightning during day as testing ground

 •   additional limitation to be considers for nighttime emergency lighting
        The “Tough” Decisions – TIM Policies

5. Apparatus Placement and Scene Protection
 To limit lane blocking at scene of an incident to one additional lane of barrier
 and set guidelines for EM vehicle parking at the incident


 •   Vehicles arriving first at the scene will set up a “lane of protection”

 •   additional limitation to be considers for nighttime emergency lighting
        The “Tough” Decisions – TIM Policies

6. Multi-Disciplinary NIMS and TIM Planning/
   Training Policy
 To support multi-disciplinary NIMS and TIM training for TIM coalition members


 •   TIM bimonthly meetings, trainings and other TIM events

 •   Coordinating multi-agency response to multi-disciplinary cooperation
        The “Tough” Decisions – TIM Policies

7. TIM Fatality Investigation Policy
 To include Photogrammetry and technology for reconstruction away from the
 incident scene to limit secondary incidents


 •   Photogrammetry software, cameras, computers and training for the region

 •   Utilizing Photogrammetry technology in NHP’s investigations of traffic fatalities
        The “Tough” Decisions – TIM Policies

8. Removal of Decedents from Fatality TIM Scene
 To allow the body to be removed expeditiously by other first responders after
 meeting criteria for Photogrammetry


 • NHP to notify the County Coroner within 15 minutes of identifying a fatal traffic

 • Responsibilities and procedures for implementation involving NHP moving the
 body have not been developed.
         The “Tough” Decisions – TIM Policies

9. First Responder Communications for In Route
   and On-Scene
 Supports standardized multi agency TIM communications practices among first
 responders in route and at the scene


• Communications decisions made by the TIM Coalition should not impede decisions
of the statewide communications project efforts

• TIM Executive Committee to determine and implement common communications
protocols and equipment across all emergency responder agencies and jurisdictions.
          The “Tough” Decisions – TIM Policies

10.Effective Use of TIM Technology and Responder
    To allow access to CCTV camera images from TMC and NDOT dispatch for

•    Shared Use of CCTV Cameras and Dynamic Message Signs

•     Prompt Reliable Traveler Information Systems.
         The “Tough” Decisions – TIM Policies

11.Wrecker Operator and Truck Requirement
 Encouragements towing operator training and towing response within 30
 minutes of notification

• NHP uses a rotation for notifying towing services. - standards for towing are in the
process of being updated

• NDOT in the process of implementing an Instant Tow program – procedures to be
written once approved.
         The “Tough” Decisions – TIM Policies

12.Spills/Contaminates Removal Policy

 To provide quick removal of large vehicles and contaminates with contracted


     • NDOT and Clark County obtained the services of a third party for quick
     Contaminant/spill clean-up
     • Incident on State Highway - NHP contacts NDOT , NDOT contacts
     environmental clean-up contractor for quick removal
     • Incident on County right of way- NHP contacts Clark County , Clark County
     contacts environmental clean-up contractor for quick removal
         The “Tough” Decisions – TIM Policies

13.Unified Command System for Traffic Incident
 Defines proactive structure for unified command at the scene of an incident
 that takes longer than 60 minutes to clear

•   To be used whenever an incident will require more than 60 minutes to clear
•    The structure for the Las Vegas region
          The “Tough” Decisions – TIM Policies

14.Multi-Agency, Multi-Disciplinary TIM Plans for
    Requires construction projects that take place in the TIM boundaries to be
    presented and engage the TIM coalition to engage members responsible for
    maintenance, enforcement and operations.

•    NDOT successful with TIM Plans for North I-15 project

•     Considering same steps for US-95 construction project
          The “Tough” Decisions – TIM Policies

15.TIM after Action Incident Review Debriefing
    Provides guidelines for debriefing incidents that exceed the 90 minute quick
    clearance goals


•     All agencies required to follow “TIM After-Action Review” debriefing procedures

• NDOT TIM Management Team to manage the TIM Consultant Contractor who
will provide an unbiased approach to debriefings
                  Questions & Answers

           Nevada Department of Transportation
           William “Bill” Hoffman, P.E.                      John Domina, ITS Planner
           Director, Maintenance & Operations                TIM Program Manager
           tel 702.888.7050 |       tel 702.888.7864 |

           Denise Inda, P.E.
           Assistant Director, Maintenance & Operations
           tel 775.888.7867 |

           Consultant Team:
           Rita L. Brohman, PMP
           Iteris, Inc., Sr. Project Manager (TIM Project Manager)
           tel 916.772.7976 | cell 916.847.9480 |


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