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, 2,500 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.  

November 2018

Joint Base Cape Cod - November 7, 2018

TIM Class 8:00 am - Noon

Practical Exercise: Noon - 2:00 pm

Building 1206

West Inner Road

Joint Base Cape Cod


Sturbridge - November 13, 2018

8:00 am - Noon

Sturbridge Host Hotel

366 Main St

Sturbridge, MA 01566


Suffolk County Sheriff's Department - November 14, 2018

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

180 Crescent Ave

Chelsea, MA 02150


Bristol County Sheriff's Department - November 15, 2018

5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

400 Faunce Corner Rd

Dartmouth, MA 02747



 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)