Another training course offered by the Department is Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) for Incident Responders. This course was developed for the Department by the University of South Florida’s - Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR). This classroom based course has been converted into a computer based training (CBT) course. The classroom based course is periodically offered at the District level and is taught by members of the Department of Transportation. Please note that this training was developed for emergency responders and others that do not need the standard MOT training.
This agreement establishes a policy for Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) personnel to expedite the removal of vehicles, cargo, and debris from roadways on the State Highway System to restore, in an URGENT MANNER the safe and orderly flow of traffic following a motor vehicle crash or incident on Florida’s roadways.
The operation of any motor vehicle or commercial vehicles requires an array of fluids such as oil, gas or diesel fuel, grease, antifreeze and other fluids. In crashes many times, these fluids are released. The Mitigation of Accidental Discharges of Motor Vehicle Fluids guidelines were developed to provide responders with information regarding the clean-up of these fluids.
The Many HATS of Highway Incident Management video is an excellent training tool, as it outlines many of the experiences that we have encountered. This view of the incident management process reminds us all to focus on our assigned roles during the incident.
This video is a key reminder of the consequences that can occur to anyone working along the highways whether it’s a traffic stop, motorist assistance or emergency medical aid. Please remember that officers, highway workers and other emergency personnel are injured almost every day while working on or near the roadways.
This video captures the essence of collaboration and communication among “first responders” and uses the National Unified Goal or NUG for Traffic Incident Management as the foundation for improving the safety of Responders.