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					NORTH CAROLINA
UPDATES FOR SUCCESSFUL
TIM TEAMS

      IBTTA Conference
       October 5, 2010
OUTLINE
   RESPONDER SAFETY
       FEMA PARKING GUIDELINES DVD / CARD
       ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION SITES

   SAFE, QUICK CLEARANCE
       LIGHT DUTY QUICK CLEARANCE
       HEAVY DUTY QUICK CLEARANCE

   PROMPT, RELIABLE INTEROPERABLE
    COMMUNICATIONS
       VIPER 800MHZ RADIO COMMUNICAITON
       NEW JOINT FORCES HEADQUARTERS
SAFETY
   RESPONDER SAFETY
       FEMA PARKING GUIDELINES DVD / CARD
SAFETY
                                                RESPONDER SAFETY
                                                              FEMA PARKING GUIDELINES DVD / CARD

                                                                                            Emergency Responder Highway & Interstate Safety Reference Card
                                                                                          Emergency Responder Parking Order and Cone Placement Reference Card
                                                                  FENDER BENDER
                                                              PARKING ORDER             LAW BLOCK RIGHT                                   QUICK CLEARANCE LAW
                                                                                                                                              BLOCK LEFT                  BLOCK SHOULDER                             MOVE OVER LAW GOALS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RESPONDER

                                                               General Statute
                                                             STAGED VEHICLES     § 20-166 states:                                      General Statute § 20-161 states:                               DO NOT PARK states:
                                                                                                                                                                                           General Statute § 20-157 ON THE OPPOSITE
                                    DOWNSTREAM




                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SIDE OF THE ROAD OR IN THE
                                                  If an accident or collision occurs on a main lane,           a) No person shall park or leave standing any                    e) It is unlawful for a driver, except on official
                                                                                                                                                                                                      OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF TRAVEL
                                                            WRECKER SERVICE
                                                  ramp, shoulder, median or adjacent area of a                 vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the                business, to park and leave a vehicle within 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                        CREATE AN OPEN LANE(S)
                                                         SHADOW AREA                                                                                                                                POLICY TO GET RESOURCES TO
                                                  highway, each vehicle shall be moved as soon as              paved or main-traveled portion of any highway                    feet of law enforcement or fire department
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         THE INCIDENT FASTER. MINIMIZE
    LAWS TO HELP EMERGENCY RESPONDERS




                                                                of the
                                                   possible out EMS travel lane and onto the                   outside municipal corporate limits unless                        vehicles, public or private ambulances, or rescue
                                                                                                                                                                                                              CLOSED LANES

                                                  shoulder to minimize interference with traffic if all        disabled and impossible to avoid stopping and                    squad emergency vehicles which are engaged in
                                                                                                                                                                                                       FIRST ARRIVING FIRE OR
                                                               SHADOW AREA
                                                  of the following apply:                                      temporarily leaving the vehicle upon the paved                                        RESCUE SHOULD ANGLE in
                                                                                                                                                                                the investigation of an accident or engaged VEHICLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (BLOCK) IN THE DIRECTION OF THE
                                                                                                               or main-traveled portion of the highway.                                              to victims of PERSONNEL ARE
                                                                                                                                                                                rendering assistance MERGE WHEN such accident.
                                                              INCIDENT SCENE                                                                                                                                                      NOT AT RISK
                                                                                                               b) No person shall park or leave standing any
                                                                                                                                                                                                          PROVIDE A 50' TO 100' BUFFER
                                                       The accident or collision has not resulted in           vehicle upon the shoulder outside municipal                      f) When       approaching a stopped emergency THE
                                                                                                                                                                                                         SPACE BETWEEN YOU AND
                                                              BUFFER SPACE                                                                                                                                      INCIDENT SCENE
                                                                 injury or death to any person.                corporate limits unless it can be seen for 200                   vehicle with lights flashing, drivers should:
                                                               FIRE / RESCUE                                   feet in both directions and does not obstruct the                                                            REMOVE LANE CLOSURES,
                                                                               and                                                                                                                                         RELOCATE TO SHOULDER OR
                                                                                                               normal movement of traffic.                                                             DEMOBILIZE available or
                                                                                                                                                                                   Move over to an adjacent lane if AS SOON AS
                                                    Each vehicle can be normally and safely driven                                                                                                                        POSSIBLE UNLESS REQUESTED
                                                               UNPROTECTED                                     f) Any investigating law enforcement officer, with                                                    when safe to do so,
                                                    under its own power without additional damage                                                                                                                            FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL
                                                               AREA




                                                                                                                                                                                           REMOVE LANE PLUS ONE OR
                                                                                                               the concurence of DOT, may immediately
                                                                                                           * DOT / IMAP TO TAKE OVER




                                                           to the vehicle, other traffic or the roadway.                                                                                                                  or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FIRE OR RESCUE DEPLOY A 200'
                                                                                                           TRAFFIC CONTROL UPON




                                                                                                                                                                                           AS SOON AS POSSIBLE,
                                                                                                               remove or have removed from the State                                                                  TAPER WITH TRAFFIC CONES TO
                                                            LAW ENFORCEMENT                                                                                                       Slow down,                             REDIRECT speed for traffic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                maintaining a safe TRAFFIC. SPACE
                                                                                                               Highway System any wrecked, abandoned,                                                                    CONES AT EACH SKIP LINE
                                                                                                                                                                                           conditions and be prepared to stop.
                                                 TRAFFIC     TRANSITION AREA
                                                                                                               disabled, unattended, burned... vehicle, cargo or
        UPSTREAM




                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CONTACT DOT FOR HAZMAT,




                                                                                                                                                                                           DEMOBILIZE
                                                  CONES
                                                                                                               personal property interfering with the regular flow                                                           OVERTURNED TRACTOR
                                                                                                                                                  PLUS ONE




                                                                                                                                                                                                                               TRAILERS, FATALITY
                                                             DEPARTMENT OF                                     of traffic or which otherwise constitues a                                                                  INVESTIGATIONS, MULTIPLE
                                                                                                                                                             LANE




                                                                                                                                                                                    LANE
                                                            TRANSPORTATION /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          VEHICLE ACCIDENTS OR OTHER
                                                                 IMAP                                          hazard, without liability for property removal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             LONG TERM INCIDENTS
SAFETY
   RESPONDER SAFETY
       FEMA PARKING GUIDELINES DVD / CARD
            JAN 2009 NFPA REQUIRES FIVE 28” HIGH FLUORESCENT ORANGE TRAFFIC
             CONES WITH DOUBLE REFLECTIVE MARKINGS, FIVE ILLUMINATION
             WARNING DEVICES SUCH AS FLARES AND ONE TRAFFIC SAFETY VEST
             MEETING CURRENT ANSI STANDARDS FOR EACH SEATING POSITION ON
             ALL NEW APPARATUS
            NCDOT REQUESTED A $525,000 FEMA GRANT UNDER THEIR FIRE
             PREVENTION PROGRAM IN 2008
            PROVIDED FIVE TRAFFIC CONES FOR EACH EXISTING 6 TIRE MINIMUM
             RESCUE OR FIRE TRUCK IN NORTH CAROLINA
            REQUIRED 80% TRAINING OF RESPONDERS TO QUALIFY
            SHIPPED 36,660 CONES FOR 7,332 VEHICLES IN 1,376 FIRE AND RESCUE
             DEPARTMENTS.
            TRAINED 32,770 (89%) FIRE/RESCUE RESPONDERS, WHILE FORWARDING
             TRAINING MATERIALS TO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL, LOCAL POLICE,
             SHERRIF DEPARTMENTS, EMS, TOWING AND DOT OFFICES ACROSS THE
             STATE
 SAFETY
    RESPONDER SAFETY

        ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION SITES

         STATE LAW            FENDER BENDER
MOVE OVER OR REDUCE
                               MOVE VEHICLE
 SPEED FOR STOPPED
EMERGENCY VEHICLES              FROM ROAD

        NEED TO KEEP TRAFFIC MOVING, MINIMIZE DISRUPTIONS AND
         KEEP RESPONDERS SAFE, ESPECIALLY DURING MINOR, NON-
         INJURY ACCIDENTS
SAFETY
   RESPONDER SAFETY

       ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION SITES, I-77 IN CHARLOTTE, NC




       ACCIDENT SITES SIGNED, COORDINATED WITH
        COMMUNICATIONS, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MOTORISTS FOR
        EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY FOR RESPONDERS AND MOTORISTS
    SAFETY
   RESPONDER SAFETY

       ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION SITES, I-77 IN CHARLOTTE, NC




       MOVES FENDER BENDERS OFF THE ROADWAY
       SAFER FOR RESPONDERS (5 TROOPERS HIT SINCE 2006)
       RELIEVES CONGESTION
          19% REDUCTION IN CAPACITY FOR ACCIDENT ON SHOULDER

          65% REDUCTION FOR 1 OF 2 LANES (51% FOR 1 OF 3 LANES)
CLEARANCE
   SAFE, QUICK CLEARANCE
       LIGHT DUTY QUICK CLEARANCE




            TRAIN DOT, LE AND TOWING ON EFFICIENT MEANS TO CLEAR
             MINOR ACCIDENTS, ABANDONED AND DISABLED VEHICLES FROM
             LANES AND SHOULDERS.
            QUICKLY CLEAR FOR WORKZONES, INCLIMATE WEATHER, LARGE
             PLANNED EVENTS, EVACUATIONS, OR OTHER HAZARDOUS
             CONDITIONS
            MORE EFFICIENTLY TAG AND CLEAR AFTER 24 HOURS
CLEARANCE
   SAFE, QUICK CLEARANCE
       HEAVY DUTY QUICK CLEARANCE




            TRUCKS OVER 26,000 POUNDS, CLASS 5 THROUGH 8
            ROLLOVERS BLOCKING LANES AND OTHER MAJOR INCIDENTS
            50 TON (OR 40 TON ROTATOR) AND 30 TON CONCURRENT
             WRECKER DEPLOYMENT
            STATEWIDE PROGRAM BASED ON CLOSEST AVAILABLE
COMMUNICATIONS
   PROMPT, RELIABLE INTEROPERABLE
    COMMUNICATIONS
       VIPER 800MHZ RADIO COMMUNICATION
       NEW JOINT FORCES HEADQUARTERS
            NATIONAL GUARD, EMERGENCY
             MANAGEMENT, STATE TRAFFIC OPS,
             TRIANGLE TRAFFIC OPS, HP COMM CTR
QUESTIONS?
   CONTACT
       BRIAN PURVIS, PE
       STATE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT ENGINEER
       NCDOT TRAFFIC SYSTEMS OPERATIONS UNIT
       bpurvis@ncdot.gov
       919-773-2800

				
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