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The Twin Falls Rural Fire District, in conjunction with the Twin Falls Fire Department, is hosting a Traffic Incident Management training today in the City Council Chambers, 305 3rd Avenue East, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The training is part of a national initiative by the Federal Highway Administration to improve the efficiency and safety of the U.S. highway system.
Traffic incidents, including crashes, disabled vehicles and debris on the road create unsafe driving conditions; put motorists and responder lives at risk; and account for approximately 25 percent of all traffic delays. This training for first responders promotes a shared understanding of the requirements for safe, quick clearance at traffic incident scenes; prompt, reliable and open communications; and motorist and responder safeguards. The program focuses on a response effort that protects motorists and responders while minimizing the impact on traffic flow.
Representatives from area fire departments, fire districts, police departments, sheriffs offices and paramedic districts will be participating in the training. Contact the Twin Falls Fire Department at 735-7236 for more information.