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BASIC WRECKER OPERATIONS
was held on Friday & Saturday, January 26-27, 2018.

"Basic Wrecker Operations" training is a 16-hour, centralized method of receiving mandatory training per Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 595:25-3-1 for wrecker owners, drivers, and operators. Wrecker operators use machinery on the truck to recover and transport vehicles, but they have other duties as well. They are incident responders! And to perform this job safely, effectively, and professionally, an operator must know how to do more than drive a truck.

The first day of the 2-day "Basic Wrecker Operations" training will begin with Traffic Incident Management (TIMS). TIMS is essential for everyone to be able to go home safely each night and will be held during the first 4 hours of the 16-hour Basic Wrecker Operations training.

The next 4-hours, on the first day, will include fundamental knowledge of required equipment and operating skills that will provide training to prepare an employee to offer minor repairs, emergency roadside towing service when dealing with large repair problems, and regular equipment maintenance. Wrecker operators are "Professionals"! Customer Service includes responding in a timely fashion, showing empathy when customers are upset, speaking professionally, using active listening skills, and showing expertise with a variety of vehicles, maintenance and repairs. In addition to all of the above, operators are required to complete a variety of paperwork, such as a daily log of tow truck inspections, repair activity, travel, mileage logs, and a services rendered report.

The second day of the 2-day "Basic Wrecker Operation" will be hands-on training, in the field, with practical application. Students are encouraged to bring their own tow/wrecker vehicles for skills training as this will enhance their understanding of correct and safe operational skills on equipment that they use daily.

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Wrecker Drivers Say People Need To Obey 'Move Over' Law


There was an outpouring of support Thursday for the wrecker driver hit and killed alongside the highway in Rogers County last week.

Dozens of wrecker operators from three states formed a huge convoy to Jonathan Taylor's funeral Thursday.

There were more than 80 wrecker drivers present, not only to give support to JT and his family but to also make sure people understand, it's the law when you see them on the side of the road, you have to move over."

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REMEMBERING...
Oklahoma State Trooper Nicholas Dees

TIM… the public safety discipline -
As a public safety discipline TIM builds its foundation on effective interagency collaboration, understanding and cooperation. Well-conceived TIM strategies and policies proactively engage;

•Law enforcement (C.L.E.E.T Credit Approved)
•Fire
•Transportation
•Emergency medical services
•Towing
•Public works
•Haz-mat disciplines

By working towards an enhanced level of interagency coordination, collaboration and communication all response agencies who engage in Traffic Incident Management activities can leverage their collective resources, using these to advance the National Unified Goal (NUG) for TIM;

•Responder Safety,
•Safe, Quick Clearance,
•Prompt, Reliable, Interoperable Communications

Traffic Incident Management - Outreach Toolkit
 

We know how important Traffic Incident Management (TIM) is to the safety and reliability of our roadways and want to provide the tools you need to educate the public. The TIM Toolkit was developed to help TIM programs across the country promote their message clearly and cost-effectively. With your help, we can teach the general public about the value of TIM and how we can work together towards the goal of safe, free-flowing, reliable roadways for everyone.

NATIONAL (TIM) TOOLKIT DOWNLOAD PAGE

MOVE OVER, SLOW DOWN LAWS - PDF & Videos

Oklahoma Statutes that are related to the "Oklahoma Traffic Incident Management" movement and RULES FOR THE ROAD.

47 O.S. § 11-314 – Move over law
Driver of a Motor Vehicle Approaching Emergency, Department of Transportation Maintence, or Turnpike Authority Maintenance Vehicle

47 O.S. § 11-1001(B) – Driver removal law
Stopping, Standing, or Parking Outside of Business or Residence Districts

47 O.S. § 11-1002 – Authority removal law
Officers Authorized to Remove Illegally Stopped Vehicle

63 wrecker and recovery operators were killed last year in America just trying to do their job!
MOVE OVER, OR SLOW DOWN!



SPOTLIGHT On Training





Basic Wrecker Operations Training
April 28-29 or May 5-6, 2018

Morgan Towing Recovery
2206 Old Shawnee Road
Muskogee, OK 74403

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Center for Local Government Technology
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Traffic Incident Management
4-HOUR BASIC

This 4-hour class is available to all disciplines of emergency responders, is a pre-requisite to attend the 6-hour TIMS Instructor class, and covers building teams who can work together in a coordinated manner, from the moment the first emergency call is made. You will learn the correct deployment of response vehicles and equipment, how to create a safe work area using traffic control devices, and techniques to speed up accident clearance with an emphasis on reducing the number of struck-by and deaths of roadway workers and responders, reducing secondary crashes, reducing on-scene times of responders of roadway incidents and continuing public education with regard to Oklahoma traffic laws pertaining to this issue.
4-HOUR BASIC
SCHEDULE


Traffic Incident Management
INSTRUCTOR

This 6-hour intensive course includes interactive training with case studies, tabletop role-playing scenarios, and field practicum. This builds a team of trainers within agencies, regions and throughout the state. They, in turn, train their colleagues using this innovative curriculum for correct deployment of response vehicles and equipment, how to create a safe work area using traffic control devices, and techniques to speed up accident clearance with an emphasis on reducing the number of struck-by and deaths of roadway workers and responders, reducing secondary crashes, reducing on-scene times of responders of roadway incidents and continuing public education with regard to Oklahoma traffic laws pertaining to this issue.

Prerequisites:

Student is involved with one of the targeted disciplines seeking to receive the TIMS training.

Student is recognized by their agency as a training delivery resource.

Student MUST have taken the 4-Hour Basic Traffic Incident Management workshop within (SIX) months of registering for the INSTRUCTOR workshop.

Student has experience with classroom instruction activities or student will be mentored by experienced instructor.

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