Massachusetts Traffic Incident Management


The Massachusetts Traffic Incident Management Task Force

The Massachusetts TIM Task Force is comprised of thirteen agencies and professional organizations representing a cross section of local, state, and federal entities, as well as public and private partners who respond to traffic incidents in the Commonwealth. Since 2014, 6,595 Massachusetts partners have participated in the 4-Hour Responder Training Program. The primary goal of the TIM Responder Training Program is to improve safety through mutual support and communication.  


Who Should Attend

Law enforcement officers, fire and rescue personnel, transportation professionals (e.g., operations and maintenance staff), public works personnel (e.g., city engineers, traffic engineers), emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, towing and recovery personnel, hazardous material (HAZMAT) responders.  


Training Topics Include

  • Fundamentals of TIM & terminology; 
  • Notification and scene size-up;  
  • Safe vehicle positioning;  
  • Scene safety;  
  • Command responsibilities;  
  • Traffic management;  
  • Special considerations;  
  • Clearance & termination. 

OEMS Continuing Education

This program is approved by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services for four (4) hours of continuing education credit.  

Traffic Incident Management

No upcoming events.


 For information about course offerings in your area, please contact the Massachusetts Traffic Incident Management Task Force by e-mail at, or call Peter Cusolito at Ranger, (508-450-6278) or Ed Gincauskis, Coordinator of Emergency Preparedness, MassDOT (617-946-3046)