Jun 10, 2024

NDOT To Host Traffic Incident Management Field Exercise at Scottsbluff Airport

Posted Jun 10, 2024 7:34 PM

 Nebraska Department of Transportation

June 10, 2024 (Scottsbluff, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), together with Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) and Region 22 Emergency Management agencies, is supporting a Traffic Incident Management (TIM) field exercise on Saturday, June 15, at the Western Nebraska Regional Airport in Scottsbluff. Please be advised that radio calls related to this exercise may be heard from approximately 8 a.m.-1 p.m., but they are related to the training exercise and are not actual emergencies.

TIM is a planned approach to detect, respond to and clear traffic incidents. This exercise is designed to give emergency responders and those supporting TIM operations a better understanding of TIM best practices by bringing together responders from a variety of disciplines who will work through a simulated crash response. The goal of the exercise is to expose responders to the complexities of a crash response, specifically through the perspectives of their partners. Having preestablished relationships and understanding the priorities and challenges of each discipline promotes safe and efficient responses.

This exercise is part of a statewide effort to improve TIM on our roadways. Effective TIM keeps emergency responders, crash victims and motorists safe. When crashes or disruptions occur, TIM practices reduce the duration and impacts of traffic incidents.

For more information, visit www.dot.nebraska.gov/safety/tim/