NTIMC accomplishes its work primarily through ad-hoc Task Forces. The Task Forces are formed for specific purposes, as needed, by the Chairperson. Each Task Force has a Task Force Lead, who is responsible for coordinating Task Force activities with the Coalition staff support, and for reporting back to the full Coalition. Task Forces conduct their activities between full Coalition meetings, and report on their activities at the full Coalition meetings that take place three times a year. Task Forces are disbanded by the Chairperson when their purpose has been fulfilled. Task Force membership is determined by NTIMC leadership. NTIMC strives for balanced representation of stakeholder interests when selecting task force members.


National Unified Goal (NUG) Task Forces

NTIMC currently has two active NUG Implementation Task Forces:

The NTIMC Practices and Procedures Task Force is charged with developing multidisciplinary traffic incident management practices and procedures, as described under Strategy 10 of the Detailed Explanation of National Unified Goal. Co-Chairs of the Practices and Procedures Task Force are Jack Sullivan, representing the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and Les Young, representing the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The Practices and Procedures Task Force currently has four active subcommittees:

Clearance Subcommittee--Co-Chaired by Rebecca Brewster and Henry DeVries

Service Patrol Subcommittee--Co-Chaired by Daniel Hester and Mike Zezeski

Towing Subcommittee--Co-Chaired by Harriet Cooley and Ted Smith

Traffic Control Subcommittee--Chaired by David Salmon

The NTIMC Training Task Force is charged with developing multidisciplinary training curricula for traffic incident management responders, as described under Strategy 2 of the Detailed Explanation of National Unified Goal. Co-Chairs of the Training Task Force are David Daniels representing the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and Frank Kowaleski, representing the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Additional NUG Implementation Task Forces are planned, including:

NTIMC Performance Measurement Task Force

NTIMC Awareness & Education Working Group

NTIMC News Media Working Group


NTIMC Research Task Force

The NTIMC Research Task Force Leader is Rebecca Brewster of the American Transportation Research Institute. This Task Force currently is focusing on SHRP II projects that relate to traffic incident management. The Traffic Incident Management Research Compendium posted below is a product of the NTIMC Research Task Force.

Traffic Incident Management Research Compendium


NTIMC Membership Task Force

NTIMC's Membership Task Force is responsible for reviewing membership applications and making recommendations regarding potential new members to the full Coalition. Chair of the Membership Task Force is NTIMC Vice Chair T.J. Nedrow.