Learning Center

Depending on the time of day and location, incidents create 55-60% of the congestion on highways in Nevada.
Identifying the severity and location of a crash can significantly shorten the response and clearance times, it may even save lives.
An accident that occurs as a result of congestion or distraction from a prior crash is referred to as a secondary accident.
Exact figures on the number of secondary accidents are difficult to calculate. Preliminary results of a study by UNLV indicate that as many as 22% of all incidents in the Las Vegas region are the result of an earlier crash.
Secondary crashes can potentially be more serious than the original crash as motorists become impatient and distracted with their driving. National studies show that as many as 18% of secondary crashes result in a fatality.
Every minute a crash remains in traffic

TIM Learning Center

Multi-agency, multi-disciplinary training for various aspects of traffic incident management is offered by members of the TIM Coalition at regular intervals. Trainers are FHWA certified and approved by the Nevada Department of Public Safety and Nevada Department of Transportation. Please check the calendar for specific training locations and times. TIM training is open and free to TIM Coalition Members.

If you wish to provide training for TIM stakeholders or wish to have a specific training offered through the TIM Coalition please email rita.brohman@parsons.com


Training Calendar 

TIM Train the Trainer held in February 2016, Las Vegas EOC

Major Pat Gallagher, NHP, honors the City of Las Vegas Emergency Operations Manager, Carolyn Levering, with a Certificate of Appreciation for hosting TIM Coalition two day Train the Trainer in February.

If you would like to host a TIM Responder 4 hour Training or a Train the Trainer for two days please contact us!

More than 30 first responders in the Las Vegas valley were provided two days of intense TIM training and testing that included hands on multiagency, multidiscipline decision making. Responder agencies and trainers included:

  • DPS Nevada Highway Patrol
  • Nevada Department of Transportation
  • Las Vegas Fire and Rescue
  • Big Valley Towing
  • Boulder City Fire
  • Clark County Pubic Works, Road and Safety
  • Logistical Solutions (investigations)
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD)
  • North Las Vegas Police Department
  • Boulder City Fire Department
  • Nye County Fire and Rescue
  • Nye County Sheriff’s Office
  • Quality Towing
  • Nevada Department Safety & Training
  • City of Henderson Fire Department

Las Vegas Valley Hands-On TIM Exercises

In May 2017, the Nevada TIM Coalition held three full days of hands-on TIM exercises for Las Vegas Valley responders. This multi-disciplinary, dynamic training included work zone traffic control, hazmat spill containment, responding to a mass casuality major incident with fatalities.

Safety Summit Crash Demonstration

On October 17, 2018, the Nevada TIM Coalition facilitated a realistic crash reconstruction to demonstrate TIM best practices and the roles of first responders at crash scenes. The Nevada Traffic Safety Summit is an annual event held each October in Reno. For more information on the summit, click here. (Any injured person shown in these photos is an actor or a manikin.)

Video Resources

Traffic Incident Management Demonstration

Nevada TIM Coalition Training Video

Traffic Incident Management (IACP Video) provides an 18 minute explanation of what TIM is.

Responder Safety.com New Slow Down Move Over PSA


Hats Of Incident Command

SHRP 2 TIM Training


Pictures from TIM Training and other Activities


Las Vegas Fire and Rescue participates in a regional TIM SHRP2 training in Las Vegas Feb 3 and 4, 2016.


Below: hands on Train-the-Trainer exercise with multi agency, multidisciplinary (fire, NHP, City PD, Clark County, Henderson Fire, NDOT and towing) first responders. Making the big decisions together.


Metro PD, NHP, NDOT, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, Nye County Sheriff’s office and other first responders (listed above) participate in TIM Training together.