Professional Qualifications / Performance Standard

These Resources explain the professional qualifications and performance standards for traffic control officers, emergency responders who work on the highway, and traffic incident management professionals. Please note that modules on Fire Service Traffic Control are available on the Responder Safety Learning Network (learning.respondersafety.com).


Certified TIM Technician Study Guide

This Exam Workbook and Study Guide prepares the user to take the written test for certification to earn the Certified Traffic Incident Management Technician credential offered by the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) in cooperation with The Emergency Responder Safety Institute of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association. This certification is accredited by The Pro Board.

Upload Date: 10/8/2020


Highway Incident Safety and MUTCD Guidelines for Emergency Responders

The Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association (CVVFA) and their Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI) developed this manual and the accompanying online-based training course for first responders and other personnel who respond to roadway incident scenes. In the initial minutes of a roadway incident, responders often find themselves operating in moving traffic at great peril.

Upload Date: 11/6/2013


Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is a compilation of national standards for all traffic control devices, including road markings, highway signs, and traffic signals. The MUTCD is used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public traffic.

Upload Date: 12/21/2012


NFPA 1091: Standard for Traffic Control Incident Management Professional Qualifications

This standard identifies the minimum job performance requirements (JPRs) necessary to perform traffic incident management duties at emergency scenes on or near an active roadway." Also, the document type is not a PDF, but that's a smaller issue if it has to stay that way.

Upload Date: 7/17/2018


Responder Safety Learning Network Programs Supporting JPRs in NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (2019 Ed.)

Following each JPR in this standard that is related to emergency responders working on the roadway, you will find a list of ResponderSafety Learning Network modules whose content supports that JPR.

Upload Date: 4/20/2020


Responder Safety Learning Network Programs Supporting JPRs in NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications (2020 Ed.)

Following each JPR in this standard that is related to emergency responders working on the roadway, you will find a list of ResponderSafety Learning Network modules whose content supports that JPR.

Upload Date: 4/20/2020


Responder Safety Learning Network Programs Supporting JPRs in NFPA 1091: Standard for Traffic Incident Management Personnel Professional Qualifications (2019 Ed.)

Following each JPR in this standard that is related to emergency responders working on the roadway, you will find a list of ResponderSafety Learning Network modules whose content supports that JPR.

Upload Date: 4/20/2020


Responder Safety Learning Network Programs Supporting JPRs in NFPA 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program (2018 Ed.)

Following each JPR in this standard that is related to emergency responders working on the roadway, you will find a list of ResponderSafety Learning Network modules whose content supports that JPR.

Upload Date: 4/20/2020


Task Analysis for Emergency Responders at Roadway Incidents

This report from the Emergency Responder Safety Institute details the findings of a panel convened to review typical functions performed by emergency responders at roadway incidents in an effort to develop a set of job performance requirements for the job functions critical to safe emergency operations at roadway incidents. This report discusses the process utilized, outlines the specific job performance requirements for critical positions assigned to emergency responders and provides guidance on the use of the requirements by potential users and training organizations.

Upload Date: 8/18/2009


The First 15 Minutes - Decision Making at Roadway Incidents

This Power Point program provides training for responders on the first arriving apparatus at a highway incident. The first 15 minutes of an incident often sets the tone for the entire response. Learn how practices such as “windshield size up” can make the scene safer.

Upload Date: 9/6/2013

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