Traffic Control Exercise for First Responders

Modified: October 17, 2016 3:48pm

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Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition



Wednesday – November 2, 2016 – 6-9pm


To be conducted at:

Calspan Corporation

4455 Genesee Street – Cheektowaga NY

  • Learn Safe and Effective Best Practices for Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) using the NITTEC First Responder Checklist
  • Tour the Calspan facility and learn about the exciting work of vehicle crash test programs
  • Take a walking tour of a staged crash
  • and TTC Zone
  • Witness a live crash between two passenger vehicles

Practice/Observe real-time emergency response to the crash and establishment of proper TTC elements

Designed for:

Law Enforcement, EMS Personnel, Firefighters, Fire Police, Towing/Recovery Contractors, DOT/DPW Personnel, Highway Maintenance and Construction Workers, Dispatchers and anyone involved or interested in traffic control or highway safety. Designed for front line employees, first line supervisors, management and chief officers.

About this Exercise:

Whether we realize it or not, the practice of controlling traffic is probably the job we do most often – and certainly one of the most dangerous jobs we do.

The goals of this training exercise are to:

  • Offer attendees the unique opportunity to observe and/or practice the proper set-up and control of a Temporary Traffic Control-TTC Zone on a closed-roadway under day and night operating conditions
  • Build awareness as to the traffic control resources available to our local emergency services community

PLEASE NOTE: While available time and resources may limit the total number of hands-on participants, arrangements have been made to allow close observation of the live crash and tactical exercise.


The Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC) is an organization of local, regional and international agencies with a common goal to improve regional and international transportation mobility, promote economic competitiveness and minimize adverse environmental effects related to the regional transportation system.


Download an “Erie County Emergency Services Standard Training Course Application” from, complete and fax to 716.681.3645. Certificates of attendance will be provided to pre-registered students. There is no fee for this course. Dinner will be provided courtesy of NITTEC.