Research shows that without continued training and reinforcement, drivers potentially drift into bad habits without effective management.
Did you know? – Each year, more than 4,500 collisions involving ambulances and 30,000 involving fire apparatus have the potential to injure firefighters, EMS providers, their patients and members of the community.
It is important for emergency responders to learn their response district, common routes, how to perform 360-degree walk-arounds of the vehicle, how to use lights/sirens to request the right of way and other important safety operations. These are just some of the many training practices that new drivers need to become familiar with before getting behind the wheel of an apparatus.
With FireRescue1 Academy, fire and EMS agencies have access to Emergency Vehicle Operator Courses (EVOC) that promote driver safety – along with a library of 350+ fire and EMS training courses – that follow NFPA standards, promote firefighter safety and help your personnel meet annual requirements.