The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), in partnership with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is working to bring training needed by the fire service and other emergency responders regarding traffic incident management. FHWA has developed, under the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2), training programs geared at improving the safety of first responders in traffic incident scenes.
The training promotes:
For more information about available training, visit Training.
The Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) was created by Congress to address the challenges of moving people and goods efficiently and safely on the Nation's highways. SHRP 2 has delivered two products to improve traffic incident on-scene management. The first product is a multi-disciplinary training course that promotes a shared understanding of the requirements for quick clearance and safeguards responders and motorists. The second product is a 2-day Train-the-Trainer course that facilitates widespread use of the multi-disciplinary training. SHRP 2 addresses four strategic focus areas, as determined by FHWA:
For more information about the SHRP2 project, visit http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/fhwahop12007/index.htm