The mission of Ohio’s Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is to assist local governments in managing and maintaining a safe, cost-effective and environmentally sound transportation system by providing training and technical assistance in the areas of safety, workforce development, infrastructure management and organizational excellence.
The Ohio Aiding Safety Services with Incident Survival Techniques (ASSIST) program provides post-critical incident aftercare for Ohio's Safety Service personnel.
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What is QuickClear?
QuickClear is the state's traffic incident management program composed of several agencies, including ODOT, local and state law enforcement agencies, Fire, EMA, and towing and recovery services. These agencies work together to safely and efficiently clear traffic incidents on Ohio highways.
Why is Traffic Incident Management Important?
Inefficient traffic incident management causes thousands of responders and motorists to be needlessly killed or injured each year. Traffic incidents cause millions of hours of congestion delay annually, which results in billions of dollars being wasted. Given their authority to fully or partially close travel lanes, local public agencies must recognize their responsibility to both motorists and themselves.
The Ohio Departments of Transportation and Public Safety through a joint partnership have developed and implemented a statewide traffic incident management program known as “Ohio QuickClear.” This program was initially conceived as a means to protect our first responders by providing training on the best means to provide traffic control at highway incident scenes. This concept soon developed into an all-encompassing incident management system that not only provides for the safety of responders and motorists but provides an added economic benefit by keeping traffic and commerce moving by utilizing the latest in technology and public awareness programs.
Further enhancements to the program’s effectiveness are being provided by the Federal Highway Safety Administration with the implementation of a nationally standardized training program for all response agencies with certified TIM instructors. The Ohio Department of Transportation is also developing incentive programs and training for the towing industry designed to shorten clearance times for large profile vehicle crashes.
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Ohio law provides that peace officers, parole officers, federal law enforcement officers, probation officers, bailiffs, prosecuting attorneys, assistant prosecuting attorneys, correctional employees, youth services employees, firefighters, EMTs, or investigators of the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation may redact their home addresses from public databases, including Ohio’s online voter rolls.
Ohio’s Towing and Recovery Incentive Program (TRIP) pays prequalified heavy-duty towing and recovery companies incentives for the quick clearance of large commercial vehicle incidents on selected, high-importance Ohio roadways. As of July 2015, approximately 1,000 miles of interstates, state routes, and US routes across every region of Ohio will be covered by the TRIP program.
Ohio Association of Public Safety Directors
175 S 3rd St, Suite 510
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 221-4349
Executive Director: Thomas J. Wetmore, II
The OAPSD has four different types of membership: municipal, Public Safety Director (or equivalent), police and fire chiefs, and vendors.
To learn more, please
call (614) 221-4349
This website is an article-based best-practices forum for public safety management. Articles may be submitted to Executive Director Thomas J. Wetmore, II. They will be reviewed by the board and approved before they are displayed on the website and distributed to membership.