Traffic Control Resources

Guidance

Developing Traffic Control Assistant Training Programs is a manual developed by the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemens Association Emergency Responder Safety Institute with funding provided by the U.S. Fire Admistration. Traffic control units commonly called Fire Police in many parts of the country can be an important element of roadway incident scene safety. Volunteer (and some career) departments rely on "Traffic Control Assistants to protec responders and the public at incident scenes, fires, or special events in the community. This manual provides information to assist in the estalbishment and management of these valuable units within a fire or police department.

Typical Applications for Traffic Control at Traffic Incidents - Guidance on traffic control management by type of highway incident, developed by the Temporary Traffic Control Committee (TTC) of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The TTC developed this document for possible inclusion in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the standard document governing traffic control on federally funded highways. The proposed guidance was not included in the MUTCD and is therefore not required as part of traffic control standards. However, the guidance is offered as information that may be useful to traffic incident responders as they plan traffic control oeprations.

MUTCD Proposed Chapter 6E Revision - Proposed revisions to MUTCD Chapter 6E, Flagger Control.

MUTCD Proposed Chapter 6H Revision - Proposed revisions to MUTCD chapter 6H, Control of Traffic Through Traffic Incident Management Areas

Resources for Officers at Crash Scenes - Florida Department of Law Enforcement - Part of Traffic Crash Investigations Course - includes guidance on positioning of flares, cones and vehicles.

SOP - SOG for Safe Positioning While Operating In or Near Traffic - A template for Roadway Incident Operations from a FIre and EMS perspective.

Courses

ATSSA Emergency Traffic Control for Emergency Responders Course

Safe and Effective Use of Law Enforcement Personnel in Work Zones- ATSSA

Guidelines for Highway Incident Scene Safety and Traffic Control is a one-day classroom course offered by the IFSTA that teaches traffic control fundamentals. The optional second day of training involves field exercises to set up full-scale traffic control zones, and practice flagging. The materials presented in this course will help make it safer for all of the first responders who assist at highway accident scenes. The course is available on a CD, which includes an instructor manual, a participant notebook, PowerPoint slides, and a pocket guide.