EVOC – Emergency Vehicle Operations Course
Emergency Vehicle Operations Course
Emergency Vehicle Operations Course is for ambulance and EMT drivers. This is a 16-hour course of instruction that meets or exceeds State of Florida, U.S. Department of Transportation. The class will be spread out over two days, eight hours each. This is required for all Fire Departments as well as private ambulance companies as part of the application requirements.
The goal of the 16-hour DOT approved Emergency Vehicle Operations course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to operate their ambulances. This ensures that the vehicle, equipment, crew, and patients will be delivered safely and efficiently. This assures the safety of the public during all phases of the EMS delivery involving the ambulance.
Day 1: Lecture (8 Hours)
- Lesson 1 – Introduction to the National Standard Curriculum for Ambulance Operators
- Lesson 2 – Legal Aspects of Ambulance Operation
- Lesson 3 – Communication and Reporting Roles and Responsibilities
- Lesson 4 – Ambulance Types and Operation
- Lesson 5 – Ambulance Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair
- Lesson 6 – Navigation and Route Planning
- Lesson 7 – Basic Maneuvers and Normal Operating Situations
- Lesson 8 – Operations in Emergency Mode and Unusual
- Lesson 9 – Safety: Special Considerations
- Lesson 10 – The Run
Day 2: Driving Course
- The Serpentine
- Diminishing Clearance
- Braking While Turning
- Straight Line Braking
For more information about the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course, please contact Michael Marciante Fire/Rescue Coordinator (954)534-4143.