Traffic Incident Management
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Traffic Incident Management

First responders manage the immediate aftermath of traffic crashes, while putting their own lives in danger. TxDOT Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training equips first responders, including law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, TxDOT and emergency communications personnel, with the skills they need to work together to quickly and safely clear traffic incidents. The goal of first responder training is expressed in the motto, Everybody Goes Home.

TIM training classes


The National TIM Responder training program was developed by responders for responders, and was designed to promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the TIM National Unified Goal (NUG):

  • Responder safety
  • Safe, quick clearance
  • Prompt, reliable, interoperable communications

The target audience for this course is all TIM disciplines, including communications, emergency management, emergency medical services (EMS), fire/rescue, law enforcement, towing and recovery, and transportation/public works.

Four-hour version

Condensed classroom-only version that focuses on ensuring the established lesson objectives for each of the nine lessons are met.


The Train-the-Trainer (TtT) course is intended to provide participants the knowledge and materials necessary to conduct TIM training for responders in their area or state. The TtT is a 1.5-day course that covers 12 hours of material, including classroom training and hands-on activities. Prior TIM training and experience are required.

Training opportunities

Course Name When Time Location (in person) Registration
TIM - Train the Trainer 07/09/2024 - 07/10/2024 07/09 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 07/10 8 a.m. - Noon Hidalgo Register here
TIM - Train the Trainer 07/16/2024 - 07/17/2024 07/16 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 07/17 8 a.m. - Noon Lubbock Register here
Houston Transtar TIM Training 07/18/2024 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Houston Register here
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Request training

Request training to attend any of the opportunities listed above.

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Attend virtual meetings

TxDOT hosts bi-monthly virtual meetings every 3rd Wednesday at 11 a.m. CT.  The meetings are hosted in February, April, June, August, October and December.


Additional information

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Traffic Incident Management

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