NDOT hosts traffic accident management field exercise at Scottsbluff Airport

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), along with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) and regional emergency management agencies, are supporting a Traffic Incident Management (TIM) field exercise at the Western Nebraska Regional Airport in Scottsbluff on Saturday, June 15.

The public is advised that there may be radio messages in connection with this exercise between approximately 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. However, these are statements about the training exercise and not actual emergencies.

TIM is a planned approach to detecting, responding and eliminating traffic accidents. This exercise is designed to provide emergency responders and those supporting TIM operations with a better understanding of best TIM practices by bringing together responders from multiple disciplines working through a simulated accident response. The goal of the exercise is to familiarize responders with the complexities of an accident response, particularly from the perspective of their partners. Pre-existing relationships and understanding each discipline’s priorities and challenges promote safe and efficient responses.

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This exercise is part of a statewide effort to improve traffic management on state highways. Effective traffic management keeps emergency responders, accident victims and motorists safe. When accidents or incidents occur, traffic management practices reduce the duration and impact of traffic crashes.

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