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    Does anyone have any sop's regarding driver requalifications. Any help would be appreciated.

    These are for a small volunteer dept.

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    Our basic guidelines are that you do not begin to train as a driver on the apparatus until you are qualified on the equipment it carries and know where it all is.

    We also periodically get a qualified driver/examiner to pay us a visit and check our "bad habits" with the vehicles. That actually is worth its weight in gold and is highly recommended for any dept.
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    VFIS has an emergency vehicle driver program on all emengency vehicles.It consists of 12 hrs classroom and competancy coarse plus 4hrs on vehicle dynamics.This course can be given in your own district.Contact your VFIS local rep or web site www.vfis.com

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    We are paid with a small support staff of volunteers. The driver training is the same for both. State pump operator certification(40 hrs) and a full EVOC class (16 hrs) followed by 8 hrs EVOC recert every 2 years and 8 hrs pump operator recert every 3 yrs. If you are going to drive the aerial, you also need an aerial operations class.

    The final test is givin by our training officer which covers driving ability, knowing the location and operation of the equipment carried, SOP's as they pertain to the driver postion and basic understanding of the fire distict response area.

    The state of Florida also requires a class "D" (comercial) drivers license with an "E" (emergency) endorsment.

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