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OTIM Training

Traffic incident scenes are a very dangerous place to work. Too many responders are injured or killed every year in incident scenes. One of the most important keys to improving our responses is teamwork. Teamwork at the scene and with the off-scene support personnel is a multi-discipline effort that requires everyone to be involved. We have to train together so that we can respond efficiently together.

OTIM Training Success Story

The class has only been going on for two days and has already had positive results. The officer I work with attended the TIM class today and as luck would have it we had a difficult car accident to deal with. It was difficult to block the emergency scene because it was located in a intersection. As we were clearing the scene we used a CPD cruiser with a push bar. Now for the best part. The individual that attended your class today told me “I just learned that today.” Just a little feed back that this class has already made a positive impact for the members of CPD, CFD and the public.

There are three different traffic incident management training opportunities available. Details for each are shown below.

Primary OTIM Training

The Primary OTIM Training class is intended for all responders, such as Fire Departments, EMS, Law Enforcement (Police, Sheriff, Highway Patrol), DOT, Public Works, EPA, EMA, and Towing and Recovery Companies, who respond to incidents impacting the roadway transportation system. This in-person class is offered free of charge at various times and locations throughout the year. Two instructors are used per class, from different disciplines, to provide different perspectives and experiences.

Please note that the Primary OTIM Training class does not fulfill the training requirements under the TIM During MOT plan note (TEM 642-45) for contractors and ODOT Project Engineers working on Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) projects. Contractors and ODOT Project Engineers must attend the OTIM Training for Contractors as described below.

Registration for the Primary OTIM Training class is managed by the Ohio Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). Visit LTAP's Available Trainings and search for any upcoming OTIM classes. A list of available dates, times, and locations will be provided, along with instructions to register for a class.

Printed materials will not be provided at the class. Participants may wish to bring a copy of the course outline with them to the class for reference and note taking.

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Online Training (Ohio Fire Academy)

For those unable to attend an in-person training, there is also training available online. This class is offered through the Ohio Fire Academy and is available to all responders. This class is similar to the Primary OTIM Training class, and can be used as a refresher for those who have already attended an in-person OTIM class, or for those whose schedules may not allow sufficient time to attend an in-person class.

Please note that the Primary OTIM Training class does not fulfill the training requirements under the TIM During MOT plan note (TEM 642-45) for contractors and ODOT Project Engineers working on Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) projects. Contractors and ODOT Project Engineers must attend the OTIM Training for Contractors as described below.

This Online OTIM Training class can be accessed through the Ohio Fire Academy.

OHIO FIRE ACADEMY

OTIM Training for Contractors

The OTIM Training for Contractors class is intended for contractors working on projects for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), and for ODOT Project Engineers managing these projects. This class provides an overview of the traffic incident management concepts and principles, but is not as detailed as the Primary OTIM Training class. It also provides instructions to contractors working on ODOT projects as to what is expected of them should an incident occur in the work zone. Please note that this class is required for all contractors and ODOT Project Engineers working on ODOT projects that include the TIM During MOT Plan Note (TEM 642-45).

This in-person class is typically offered upon request; however, is temporarily on hold due to COVID-19. An online eLearning version of this OTIM Training for Contractors is currently available on demand through LTAP. See the Construction tab at the top for instructions on how to access the eLearning training.

TIM DURING MOT - TRAINED INDIVIDUALS

Other OTIM Training

Are you planning to provide in-house OTIM training to your agency or organization?  If so, it is recommended, as a minimum, that the course materials provided above under the “Primary OTIM Training” be used.  Additional information customized to meet the needs of your agency or organization can be included as well.

Please use the established sign-in sheets and evaluation forms for your class.

      OTIM Training Evaluation Form

At the completion of your class, the sign-in sheets and evaluation forms should be scanned as PDF files and sent via e-mail attachment to DOT-OTIM.Training@dot.ohio.gov.

Questions can be directed to Michael McNeill, OTIM Training Facilitator, at 614-387-1265.

NIMS Training Courses

Access additional web-based training courses from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  • ICS 100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • ICS 200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response
  • ICS 700: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • ICS 800: National Response Framework, An Introduction