Lexington, Ky. The National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Program is coming to Lexington Thursday, February 18 from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. at the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services office (KBEMS) at 118 James Court, Lexington.

"We want to keep our first responders safe at all times," said KBEMS Executive Director Michael Poynter. "This training teaches responders how they can better respond to those in need, while also being alert to dangerous situations."

The program is designed by responders for responders, in hopes of limiting the number of responder deaths each year. Those deaths include on average five firefighters each year, one law enforcement officer each month, one tow truck operator each week and numerous transportation professionals each year from public works, safety service patrols, etc.

The training will specifically promote the following:

  • Responder safety
  • Safe, quick clearance
  • Prompt, reliable, interoperable communications

The training will include classroom and hands-on outdoor activities. Upon completion of the course, trainers will have the ability to train others as appropriate using either the full version or through a condensed four-hour training session.

For more information about the training or KBEMS visit kbems.kctcs.edu.