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Oklahoma Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)



Training Sessions

Traffic Incident Management Basics- Roads Scholar Course 6
Traffic Incident Management Basics (Roads Scholar Program - Course 6) - This 4-hour class is available to all disciplines of emergency responders, is a pre-requisite to attend the 6-hour TIMS Instructor class, and covers building teams who can work together in a coordinated manner, from the moment the first emergency call is made. You will learn the correct deployment of response vehicles and equipment, how to create a safe work area using traffic control devices, and techniques to speed up accident clearance with an emphasis on reducing the number of struck-by and deaths of roadway workers and responders, reducing secondary crashes, reducing on-scene times of responders of roadway incidents and continuing public education with regard to Oklahoma traffic laws pertaining to this issue.
One of the main issues we are seeing with individuals obtaining their Commercial Drivers License (CDL) is in passing the pre-trip inspection portion of Skills Test that is administered by the Department of Public Service (DPS). We are now offering a one-day training course where students will be instructed on how to perform a pre-trip inspection in order to successfully pass that part of the Skills Test. During this inspection, those tested must determine that the vehicle is safe to drive by performing a walk-around inspection. During the inspections examinees must point to or touch items on the vehicle and explain to the examiner what they are checking and why. To do this, drivers must have knowledge of how the vehicles they operate function in order to explain and demonstrate the different checks the examiner may request. The class is free, but you must register to attend!

This one-day course covers the fundamentals of maintaining low volume, rural roads. Drainage, road cross sections, culvert installation, soil properties, grading methods, use of geo-synthetics and chip sealing are all discussed. The class is free, but you must register to attend!

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Testing for Soil Properties - Roads Scholar Course 3
This two-day course covers the tests used to test soils for their engineering properties. Sieve analysis, Atterburg limits, Proctors and nuclear density tests are discussed and practiced by the students in a laboratory. Emphasis is placed on explaining how these tests can be used to improve the quality of county and city roads.
This one-day course will teach basic operating skills for different pieces of heavy Equipment. This equipment can range from excavators, back end loaders, compact skid steers, graders, etc. Some maintenance procedures will be covered as well as operation safety. Most of this training will be outdoor and you will have an opportunity to operate the heavy equipment and learn new techniques. The class is free, but you must preregister to attend!

This two-day is a course that goes into detail on the various management tools available to efficiently run county and city road operations. The Critical Path Method (CPM), Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT) and Gantt Charts are discussed in detail. Students work on several case studies using these methods in simulations of "real world" type projects.

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Commercial Drivers License - Prep

This class is a one and a half day session designed to prepare individuals to take the state CDL written exam. Participants will be lead through the Model Commercial Driver License Manual, which covers vehicle safety, transporting cargo, the hazardous materials endorsement, the air brakes endorsement, the combination vehicles endorsement, and the tanker endorsement. Also, course participants will learn how to perform the walk around inspection of a vehicle which is required during the driving portion of the exam. The class is free, but you must register to attend!

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Oklahoma Department of Public Safety

 LTAP has partnered with Oklahoma's DPS to Provide Pilot/Escort Training and Certification

Be a Certified Vehicle Pilot Escort, to escort wide-loads across America. Check out the Department of Public Safety Fee-based training offered by the LTAP Program at Oklahoma State University, in Stillwater, OK. The Oklahoma Pilot Escort Certification Program provides specialized training for the certification of operators of pilot escort vehicles. Oklahoma has entered into reciprocal compacts and agreements with Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Utah, Virginia, and Washington for the purpose of recognizing escort vehicle operator certifications issued by these states.