Local first responders celebrated for collaboration

First responders from Cass, Gage, Lancaster, Otoe and Saunders Counties signed the MOU.
District 1 Local Area First Responders
Photo courtesy of NDOT

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska Department of Transportation and the Nebraska State Patrol celebrated the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between first responders on Thursday.

First responders from Cass, Gage, Lancaster, Otoe and Saunders Counties signed the MOU.

Members of NDOT, NSP, LFR, Midwest Towing and local first responders spoke at the event about the work they do to keep roadways safe.

“Today we celebrate the success of the TIM efforts in this region, which establishes an important foundation as we work together for a safer tomorrow,” said NDOT Director John Selmer.

NDOT says the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) partnerships in southeast Nebraska support the group’s progress in improving safety, reliability and efficiency on the road.

TIM brings first responders together to promote the best practices involving quick and safe crash cleanups.

NDOT worked for over a decade to improve TIM in southeast Nebraska.

“By working together, we can be smarter, faster and improve safety for all involved,” said LFR Fire Captain Nancy Crist.

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