The successful management of emergency freeway incidents in California is dependent upon effective planning for use of multi-agency resources. Through legislation designating scene management responsibilities and through open communications between the CHP, Caltrans, and local fire, police, and other emergency response agencies, California has developed a high degree of cooperation in handling these incidents. The CHP and Caltrans meet regularly on an informal basis in order to resolve problems as they occur and to maintain clear lines of communication regarding multi-agency responsibilities. In addition, the statewide multi-agency training conducted by the CHP for police and fire personnel has contributed substantially to successful cooperation and coordination among responding agencies. (Author)

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    • This paper appeared in Transportation Research Circular N298, Traffic Management and Planning for Freeway Emergencies and Special Events. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Barnett, M J
  • Publication Date: 1986-1

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  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 10:01PM