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Agencies Partner to Create Nation’s First Incident Management Training Facility

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 | 04:36am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Department of Transportation will break ground this week on a first of its kind training facility. The agencies are partnering to create the Tennessee Traffic Incident Management Training Facility.

When complete, the facility will feature a section of interstate-like roadway ranging from two to six lanes, guardrail, a two-way interchange, and concrete barrier rail, as well as a section of two lane highway and a full four way intersection.  The facility will be used to teach best practices for safe, quick clearance of major highway incidents to emergency responders across the state.

The groundbreaking event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center. The event will last approximately 30 minutes.


WHO:  TDOSHS Commissioner Bill Gibbons
             TDOT Commissioner John Schroer
             Tennessee Highway Patrol Col. Tracy Trott

WHAT: Groundbreaking for Tennessee Traffic Incident Management Training Facility

WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
               5:30 p.m. (CDT)

WHERE: Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center
                 283 Stewarts Ferry Pike
                 Nashville, TN


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