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Program announced to make wreck sites safer

1 year ago February 04, 2014 Feb 4, 2014 Tuesday, February 04 2014 Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:53:18 PM EST in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police and state traffic officials announced plans Tuesday to begin training troopers and other law enforcement and emergency personnel in a new way to handle wrecks and road closures.

Col. Mike Edmonson, LSP superintendent, said the Traffic Incident Management System would create a standard all law enforcement agencies in the state could use to make sure traffic incidents are consistently cleared as safely and quickly as possible. He said the training could also be available for EMS, fire departments, and towing and vehicle recovery operators.

State Police said the training would also cover scene safety for first responders and drivers, which they hope will reduce other wrecks which happen around a crash scene.

The TIM program is a nationwide initiative driven by the Federal Highway Administration with a goal of training over 50,000 incident responders by December 2014. So far, 33 states have implemented the program, training more than 31,000 incident responders.

 

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