According to the Federal Highway Administration, this year alone there has been 26 first responders hit and killed on emergency scenes along the highway. With the alarming rate of first responders being hit and killed they have created the Traffic Instant Management System (TIMS).
The program helps all first responders coordinate their responses to cut that number. Throughout the training, first responders will learn to work together to respond and react the same way to the scene and stay until the accident is completely clear.
“There is a great big world past the hood ornament on your car. Look down the road and look and see what’s going on around you. Move over and slow down when you see those flashing lights,” said Bob Drake the Fire Chief for the Tri-Lakes Volunteer Fire Department and a Certified Instructor for the TIMS Program.