Each traffic incident is unique and, as such, one of the most
effective ways to enhance quick clearance and improve safety is to
regularly debrief incidents that have occurred. The purpose of an
incident debriefing is to evaluate the decisions made and actions
taken during an incident and to identify best practices and
opportunities for improvement. An incident debriefing can be held
for any type or size of incident, but it is highly recommended that
all major incidents be debriefed.
Effective debriefings provide a forum in which conflicts and
inefficiencies are identified and steps are taken to resolve or
eliminate them. Debriefings can also help open lines of
communication and foster relationships among responders. It is
essential that incident debriefings be multi-agency and
multi-discipline and include all agencies and personnel that were
involved with the incident, including dispatchers. Incident
debriefings can be initiated by any agency involved in the response
to an incident and should take place as soon as possible.
The TIME Program Incident Debrief form can be found below. The form
is intended to assist agencies in gathering and disseminating
incident details and can be completed by any agency involved in the
response to a traffic incident.
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Last modified: February 26, 2013