The Virginia Statewide Traffic Incident Management Committee

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Training

Providing Training for First Responders

A key responsibility of The Virginia Statewide Traffic Incident Management Committee is to ensure that all responders across the commonwealth have access to the proper and necessary training. 

The Virginia Statewide Traffic Incident Management Committee is pleased to offer a free training course that covers all the latest policies, procedures, and best practices for organizations involved with traffic incident management.

This Virginia-specific course aims to make first responders aware of safe, quick clearance strategies for Traffic Incident Management. 

This program emphasized the benefits of a unified multidisciplinary approach and was developed, reviewed, and field-tested by first responders and their respective agencies. 

It gives detailed instructions and examples that involve clearing an incident scene as soon as possible to restore normal traffic flow while optimizing operational efficiency across first responders involved in an incident.

To learn more about this training opportunity, check out this video summary:

Virginia Department of Transportation
Robert Rabe
804-786-0100
robert.rabe@vdot.virginia.gov

Virginia State Police
First Sergeant Brooks Taylor
540-829-7415
brooks.taylor@vsp.virginia.gov

Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services
Karen Owens
804-888-9100
karen.owens@vdh.virginia.gov

Virginia Department of Fire Programs
Matt Dewhirst
804-819-9531
matthew.dewhirst@vdfp.virginia.gov

Upcoming Trainings

COVA Statewide In-person Traffic Incident Management Training Calendar

  • 06/17/2024, 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Newport News Police Department, closed to the public.
  • 06/24/2024, 06:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Ivor Volunteer Fire Department 8295 Main Street Ivor, VA, contact james.stanek@vdot.virginia.gov
  • 07/05/2024, Roanoke City Fire & EMS Academy, closed to the public
  • 07/08/2024, 09:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m., Campbell County Public Safety - Station 6 238 Village Highway Rustburg, VA 24588, contact gregory.oberry@vdot.virginia.gov
  • 07/09/2024, 09:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m., Campbell County Public Safety - Station 6 238 Village Highway Rustburg, VA 24588, contact gregory.oberry@vdot.virginia.gov
  • 07/10/2024, 09:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m., Campbell County Public Safety - Station 6 238 Village Highway Rustburg, VA 24588, contact gregory.oberry@vdot.virginia.gov
  • 07/15/2024, 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Danville Fire Department, closed to the public.
  • 07/23/2024, 08:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., VDOT/VSP Office Room103 2430 Pine Forest Road South Chesterfield, VA 23834, contact mark.irving@vdot.virginia.gov
  • 09/03/2024, 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Newport News Police 13785 Warwick Boulevard Newport News, VA, contact james.stanek@vdot.virginia.gov
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Did you know?

Did you know that Virginia is ranked number five in the nation of trained First Responders that have taken the Strategic Highway Research Program II National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training?

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Last updated: June 13, 2024

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