FDOT DISTRICT 2 NEWSLETTER     WINTER 2016

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Crash @ I10WB ramp to I295 SB

Spotlight: Good MOT

The National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Program, SHRP 2 Lesson 4:  Safe Vehicle Position emphasizes that vehicle positioning is a critical element to protecting both emergency responders and motorists.  Below are images of Good MOT provided by the District Two Road Rangers.

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SHRP2 Milestones

According to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA): The end goal for the National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Program (L12/ L32A/L32B) is to train all 1 million emergency responders in the United States over the next decade.  Read more    

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JSO SHRP2 Training

JSO Trained in SHRP2 and RISC

Jacksonville (Duval County) is the largest land size and growing metropolitan area in the state of Florida.  It is also a gateway for travelers heading, north, south and west.  Combining these factors with local commuting traffic and on-going construction projects results in traffic congestion and inadvertent crashes.  Addressing these crashes requires the teamwork of multiple agencies to manage the incident.  These occurrences and the efforts demonstrated epitomize the objectives of …

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SHRP2 TtT

New Trainers Certified

In order for incident responders to meet the challenges of working together and effectively working a traffic  incident scene, they must be trained in the core competencies of traffic incident management.  On October 26, 2015 fifteen (15) new trainers became certified to provide the 4-hour SHRP2 Responder Course. The SHRP2 TIM Responder Train-the-Trainer Course is intended to provide course participants the knowledge …

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Road Rangers getting SHRP2 Trained

Road Rangers provide basic Maintenance of Traffic at accident scenes until FDOT Maintenance or their contractor arrive on scene to deploy full Maintenance of Traffic. By assisting at accident scenes, providing real-time information to the TMC and assisting with Roadway Clearance, the Road Rangers play a key role in Incident Management for the Florida Department of Transportation and the TIM Teams. …

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RISC Incident Timeline

Rapid Incident Scene Clearance (RISC)

Rapid Incident Scene Clearance (RISC) is a highly innovative program that supports Florida’s Open Roads Policy goal of safely clearing major highway incidents and truck crashes in 90 minutes or less. This is an incentive-based program that requires specialized equipment and trained operators to quickly remove wreckage from the roadway, where major crashes close most lanes or causes significant travel …

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SafeTow

Arterial Safe Tow Program

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Two Incident Management Program, under the SunGuide® Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Program, had a desire to promote the “Open Roads Policy” and provide vehicle removal services to motorists impeding traffic on arterial facilities. The Arterial Safe Tow Program will help travel time reliability, improve safety and reduce congestion. An Arterial Safe Tow Vendor can operate …

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Resources

D2 TIM Website                                              D2 SHRP2 Training Website
4-Hour Course Overview                                Florida’s Open Roads Policy
Emergency Responder Safety Institute          SHRP 2 TIM Training Video
TIM for First Responders

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First responder training ensures a safe and reliable management of the state highway system by making it resilient and able to recover quickly after a disruption of service.  The program is managed by Donna Danson, Traffic Incident Management Coordinator for FDOT District Two with assistance from Craig Carnes, Metric Engineering.  If interested in training please contact Donna Danson at donna.danson@dot.state.fl.us or Craig Carnes at ccarnes@metriceng.com

FDOT District Two Incident Management Staff

Josh Reichert                                                   Donna Danson
ITS/TMC Program Manager                           ITS Operations Project Manager
(904) 903 – 2008                                                 (904) 903 – 2009
joshua.reichert@dot.state.fl.us                               donna.danson@dot.state.fl.us

FDOT D-2 SHRP2 Newsletter is designed to provide information of a general nature and is not intended as a substitute for professional consultation and advice in a particular matter. The opinions and interpretations expressed within are those of the author only and may not reflect those of other identified parties.