Florida DOT Severe Incident Response Vehicle Operations

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Severe Incident Response Vehicle (SIRV) Program Overview

The SIRV Program began as a Pilot Project on January 01, 2005. The SIRV Program was placed into the permanent work program in February 2008. The program is now conducted in Broward and Palm Beach Counties by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Four Traffic Operations Division. This program was designed to help mitigate delays caused by severe traffic incidents and to increase the safety of emergency responders. It is critical that FDOT be on an incident scene as quickly as possible. This program provides an immediate FDOT presence at all Level 3 incidents 24 hours a day seven days a week and responses to Level 2 incidents during peak travel times from 6am to 7pm Monday thru Friday in the General Use lanes, and from 6am to 10pm Monday thru Friday in the Managed lanes. Responders to traffic incidents on the arterial roads face many of the same logistical and safety concerns as those on the highway. AMP has beencreated to bring the benefits of a SIRV response to the arterial roadways as part of an Arterial Incident Management (AIM) plan.

The SIRV vehicle serves as an FDOT incident command station with the staff responsible for coordination and communication between incident response team members, the Transportation Management Center and FDOT. SIRV provides extra maintenance of traffic (MOT) devices, spill mitigation supplies as well as roadway repair supplies and equipment. When not in the field SIRV staff will coordinate with responding agencies to conduct severe incident debriefings and prepare debriefing summary reports. They participate in Broward County Traffic Incident Management Meetings and develop training modules and train TMC personnel.

Source Organization Location


Operations Area of Practice

  • Roadway Safety Services / Roadway Safety Patrol
  • Traffic Incident Management

Content Type

  • Standards & Recommended Practices

Publishing Organization

  • State DOTs

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Issue Date
July 6th, 2020
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