My chief has "honored" me with the assignment of giving our battalion a class on driving an engine or ladder in "Emergency Mode." Our department (~600 members, Suburbs)is kinda short on info so I'm puttin' the call out to everyone: Do you have any departmental rules/guidelines, or any other info sources which may be added to this effort? Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) some goodies, or better yet post links here so everyone can get in on it!!
Thanks a ton!!
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07-01-2002, 04:30 PM #1
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- Jul 2002
- Lilburn, GA
Emergency Response Driver Training
07-01-2002, 09:23 PM #2
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- Jan 2002
My department, all 51 members, have just completed an emergency vehicle operators course. This course consisted of a full day, (8 hours), of classroom instruction and then another full day of actual driving. The driving course consisted of seven stations/evolutions. Because of this course, our department is looking into and evaluating our responses. I believe that we will be using a coded responses in the near future. For example, if we go on a box assignment, and the first company signs off with nothing showing, the rest of the companies will go to a code "c" response. Meaning, continuing only with lights on. This response may even include no lights or sirens. This response can also be upgraded if need be. As much of a wacker as I am and loving to make a ton of noise going to calls, this new Coded response does make huge since because of all the lawsuit crazy people in the world.
Just a note, we had a private certified company come in and teach the course. They were very educated in the subject matter and made the couse very enjoyable. We all gained from this course.
07-01-2002, 09:38 PM #3
Have you checked IFSTA's Pumping Apparatus Driver Operator Handbook for help in your project? Volunteer Fireman's Insurance Service has a nice course that might meet your needs. NFPA 1002 and 1451 are more good sources for your training. Good luck.BE SAFE
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07-14-2002, 05:56 PM #4
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- Aug 2001
- Alberta, Canada
If your just looking at the driving aspect then I highly recomend the NAPD driving course. It focuses on control and not speed.
07-14-2002, 07:38 PM #5
If your company is insured by VFIS you can get their EVOC class for free. If you're not they will do it at a reasonable cost.Steve Dragon
FFII, Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer I, Fire Appartus Driver Operator Certified
Volunteers are never "off duty".
07-17-2002, 04:09 PM #6
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