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TIMe 4 Safety
The Florida Highway Patrol teamed up with the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization, Florida Department of Transportation, and area Sheriff and Fire/Rescue agencies to stage a mock crash in Jacksonville as part of a training video series that will enhance safety and traffic flow at real crash scenes that occur on Florida’s roadways.
TIMe 4 Safety teaches Traffic Incident Management to responders through interviews with law enforcement and fire/rescue personnel in Duval, Nassau, Clay, and St. Johns counties. This training video, developed and written by FHP’s Northern Regional Commander Chief Grady Carrick, is based on standard operating procedures and national safety guidelines to cover staging, managing and clearing traffic safely, efficiently, and quickly. Communication between several different agencies at these crash scenes are critically important in order to take care of injured persons, preserve evidence for investigation purposes, and clearing the roadway as soon as possible.
The video demonstrates the key steps (do’s and don’ts) and guidelines for responders and will be distributed by the FHP Academy in the near future. This Traffic Incident Management (TIM) video will also be distributed to other agencies throughout the state of Florida as well as across the United States. A comprehensive TIM handbook is part of the DVD. Emergency responders continue to have close calls and near misses when working at the scene of traffic crashes. TIMe 4 Safety is designed to mitigate these dangerous situations.
Pictured: top left, Sergeant Dylan Bryan interview; top right, Trooper Jason Bartholomew, Troop G-Jacksonville, interview; and bottom right, CD cover photo.