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The Arizona TIM website was built by responders for responders

This website is the center for Arizona TIM responder training. In addition, below are several Arizona TIM Partners and Coalition Member social media feeds.

  • Oregon TIM Responders (on Facebook)
  • Arizona Professional Towing and Recovery Assoc. (APTRA) (on Facebook)
  • Arizona DPS (on Facebook)
  • Maricopa DOT (on Facebook)
  • National TIM Network (on Facebook)
  • Emergency Responder Safety Institute (on Facebook)


What is TIM?

"TIM" stands for Traffic Incident Management. TIM guidelines specify the rules and practices of cooperation and responsibility for the various responders at an incident. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), TIM consists of a planned and coordinated multi-disciplinary process to detect, respond to and clear traffic incidents so that traffic flow may be restored as safely and quickly as possible.


How long does TIM training take?

4-Hour course (In person & Virtual options)


Who is involved in TIM?

TIM is a coordinated process that involves a number of public and private sector partners. Arizona stakeholders include federal, state and local agencies, such as emergency medical services (EMS), fire and rescue, law enforcement and transportation. Private sector stakeholders, such as towing and recovery, and insurance agencies, are also critical to the success of TIM practices.


The Benefits of TIM

Effective TIM reduces the duration and impacts of traffic incidents, while improving the safety of motorists, crash victims and emergency responders. The sooner incidents are detected; the sooner personnel can respond to the incident and clear it from the roadway, allowing traffic lanes to re-open.


TIM in Arizona

Transportation partners and first responders across the state are expanding on existing groundwork. We are pushing to set higher standards and developing best practices, advancing TIM every day.