The Massachusetts TIM Program

TIM consists of a planned and coordinated multidisciplinary process to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents so that traffic flow may be restored as safely and quickly as possible.

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The key to building stronger and safer incident response is a multidisciplinary training approach; developing a deeper understanding between agencies.

Since 2014, over 8,200 Massachusetts partners have participated in the 4-Hour Responder Training Program. The primary goal of the TIM Responder Training Program is to improve safety through mutual support and communication

Who should attend

  • Law enforcement officers
  • Fire and rescue personnel
  • Transportation professionals (e.g. operations and maintenance staff)
  • Public works personnel (e.g., city engineers, traffic engineers)
  • Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel
  • Towing and recovery personnel
  • Hazardous material (HAZMAT) responders

Why you should attend

In 2019, the following number of responders were struck and killed:

  • 16 Law Enforcement Officers
  • 7 Fire/EMS
  • Every 3 days a public works employee is struck and killed in a roadway work zone
  • On average a towing professional is killed every 6 days 

Training topics

Training topics include:

  • Fundamentals of TIM & terminology
  • Notification and scene size-up
  • Safe vehicle positioning
  • Scene safety
  • Communication and coordination
  • Traffic management
  • Special considerations
  • Clearance & termination

OEMS Continuing Education

This program is approved by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services for four (4) hours of continuing education credit. 

Contact   for The Massachusetts TIM Program


10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

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