Course Description:

Using a multi-discipline approach, first responders in New Jersey will learn how to deliver the TIM course and perform the administrative functions of an instructor. The training covers topics including TIM guidelines, fundamentals, and terminology; notifications and scene size up; scene safety and risk management; traffic management; special circumstances; clearance; and termination.

This course is open to all traffic-incident first responders including personnel in law enforcement, fire-fighting, emergency medical services (EMS), public safety, public works, towing and recovery, and hazardous materials (HAZMAT).

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three main tenets of the National Unified Goal
  • Name the four parts of a Traffic Incident Zone
  • List where responder vehicles should be placed during a traffic incident
  • Recite the eight pieces of equipment a first responder should have for incidences
  • Name four administrative responsibilities when delivering a TIM class

Intended Audience:

First responders


Be a first responder and register at NJTIM.ORG


.5 for NJDFS, 4 CEU’s for NJOEMS, 4 hours technical for Public Works Managers


David Maruca, Rutgers CAIT; Robert Pomykala, NJIT


Federal Highway Administration in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Transportation

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