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					    T.I.M. TEAMS

Traffic Incident Management
             Team




      Prepared by the TIME Task Force   1
           Operations Committee
WORKING, LEARNING &
     SHARING




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      T.I.M.E. vs T.I.M. Teams


TIME: is a regional (metro-Atlanta) effort including
  agencies from Transportation, Fire & Rescue,
  Law enforcement, Hazardous Materials, Towing
  & Recovery, H.E.R.O. Unit, etc.
TIM Team: is a local jurisdictional program
  consisting of members of local emergency
  service agencies, who work together on a daily
  basis.
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         Why T.I.M. TEAMS?

• Over 50% of the congestion in the Atlanta region
  is caused by non-recurring incidents.
• For every additional minute taken to clear a
  traffic incident, it will extend the duration an
  additional 6 to 7 minutes.
• Teamwork among emergency service agencies
  is imperative, if we are to enhance traffic incident
  management.

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AGENCIES TO BE INCLUDED IN
       T.I.M. TEAMS
• Fire & Rescue (City & County)
• Law Enforcement (City, County & State Patrol)
• Hazardous Materials Units (City, County &
  Commercial)
• Towing & Recovery
• Medical Examiner
• H.E.R.O. Unit
• Medical Services
• Others
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              T.I.M. TEAMS
                      REMEMBER!
The success of an Traffic Incident Management
    Team starts with the selection of responsible
    and responsive members.
Members should represent their agencies and
    have the authority to make decisions and
    commit their agencies to a course of action.
It is also important to select a responsible Team
    Leader or facilitator.

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BENEFITS OF AN EFFECTIVE
       T.I.M. TEAM

      The Benefits are both
   Quantitative and Qualitative




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            QUANTITATIVE
• Increased survival rate of crash victims
• Reduced traffic delay
• Improved response time
• Improved air quality
• Reduced occurrence of secondary incidents
• Improved safety of responders, crash victims
  and traveling motorists
• Reduced clearance & recovery time

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             QUALITATIVE

• Enhanced traveler information
• Increased driver warning capabilities
• Improved coordination among response
  agencies
• Improved public perception of agency operations
• Reduced driver frustrations


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 EFFECTIVE TRAFFIC INCIDENT
  MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
            will:
• Increases operating efficiency
• Reduces the time to detect & verify an incident
  occurrence
• Enhances the safe clearing of an incident, while
  managing the affected traffic flow until full
  capacity is restored.
• Expedite “Back In Service” time for emergency
  service units
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             T.I.M. TEAMS

Can be an excellent tool for enhancing
 Coordination, Communications and
 Cooperation between various agencies within a
 local jurisdiction.




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  PURPOSE OF T.I.M. TEAMS
• Create a dialogue for better inter-agency
  cooperation.
• Create an opportunity for multi-agency training
  which promotes teamwork.
• Create a tool for developing common
  operational strategies.
• Create better understanding of other agencies
  and their responsibilities.
• Create practices that may, not only help their
  local jurisdiction but also the regional area.

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      GOALS & OBJECTIVES
• Adopt a “Open Roads” policy
   – 90 Minute Clearance Goal
• Conduct Training Exercises
   – Scene planning and training should be conducted.
• Conduct Post-Incident Debriefings
   – Post-Incident debriefings should be held to assess
     what did and did not work during recent major traffic
     incident response.
• Conduct Special Events Planning
   – T.I.M. Teams should also plan for special event
     incident response, such as, planning for major
     sporting events, concerts, conventions, weather-
     related events, homeland security and others.           13
    T.I.M. TEAMS & T.I.M.E. TASK
               FORCE
T.I.M. Teams can ultimately improve the
  effectiveness of the TIME Task Force by
  addressing operational problems and developing
  strategies at the local levels and then sharing their
  ideas & experiences at the regional level.
This sharing of information and ideas between the
  TIME Task Force, T.I.M. Teams and Stakeholders
  will assist us in reaching our goal of enhancing
  traffic incident management in metro-Atlanta.

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               SUMMARY

T.I.M. Teams cannot be successful unless there is
  a cooperative attitude among the agencies
  involved.
The working relationship among the various local
  agencies is critical to its success.
T.I.M. Teams can bring together representatives
  from the various agencies involved with, or
  affected by, transportation incidents.

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T.I.M. TEAMS


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Prepared by the TIME Task Force   17
     Operations Committee

				
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