Learn about the Virginia STIM Committee
The three main tasks of the Virginia Statewide Traffic Incident Management Committee (STIM) are to:
Several agencies, at the local, county, and state level, are often involved when there is a traffic incident. To make sure everyone is operating effectively together, the commonwealth formed the Statewide Traffic Incident Management committee.
The committee consists of representatives from seven state agencies:
In addition, leaders from local fire, rescue and law enforcement organizations and associations are members.
The Virginia STIM committee serves as an advisory committee to public safety leaders and transportation experts whose job is to manage traffic incidents.
The committee helped develop a comprehensive traffic incident manual for local and state agencies to use.
The committee promotes traffic incident management by encouraging the development of traffic incident management (TIM) regional teams, fostering collaboration, communication and cooperation among the commonwealth's emergency responders and keeping emergency responders up to date on national rules, regulations and trends related to safe roadway incident operations.
The Virginia State Police, independent yet supportive of other law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, will provide high quality, statewide law enforcement services to the people of Virginia and our visitors.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state's roads, bridges and tunnels. And, through the Commonwealth Transportation Board, it provides funding for airports, seaports, rail and public transportation.
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management works with local government, state and federal agencies and voluntary organizations to provide resources and expertise through all phases of emergency management.
The Virginia Department of Health is to promote and protect the health of all Virginians.
The Virginia Department of Fire Programs enhances public safety through supplemental funding to local governments, education and training to first responders, fire prevention and life safety education through community risk reduction, and statewide fire code enforcement.
Department of Motor Vehicles' responsibilities include vehicle titling and registration, driver licensing and maintenance of driver and vehicle records. The agency also collects Virginia's fuel tax, monitors the state's trucking industry and serves as Virginia's Highway Safety Office.
Office of Emergency Medical Services is responsible for planning and coordinating an effective and efficient statewide EMS system. Programs and services are designed to assure quality pre-hospital patient care, from when the call is received by the 911 center to the delivery of the patient to the trauma center or hospital.
Every time there’s a traffic incident in Virginia, First Responders from a range of state and local agencies are involved. Reviewing what happens as these agencies interact is the job of the Statewide Traffic Incident Management Committee.