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View from the Administration: Secretary Chao On Keeping First Responders Safe

In this View from the Administration video, Transportation TV takes you to a Nov. 16, news conference where Secretary Elaine Chao announced that 300,000 emergency responders nationwide had completed a training program designed to save lives.  Chao used the press conference, held on National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week, to encourage emergency responders to complete the Federal Highway Administration’s Traffic Incident Management or (TIM) training program. TIM Training is given to state DOT road crews, law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical crews and tow truck operators to improve collaboration and coordination. TIM uses cutting-edge practices to improve communications, speed incident response times and decrease the time it takes to clear an accident scene. Clearing accidents quickly speeds the transport of victims to the hospital and reduces the likelihood of secondary crashes.