This blended course is designed for students who have never operated large vehicles. Students will complete a series of online presentations covering safe driving practices, defensive driving principles, emergency vehicle response principles, and emergency driver responsibilities. The driving simulator will be used to acclimate students to the characteristics unique to large emergency vehicles including; vehicle dimensions, vehicle handling, and vehicle features by operating these vehicles in realistic exercises. Students will also participate in scenarios that practice spatial recognition, maneuvering large emergency vehicles in confined areas, as well as operation in both normal traffic situations and emergency responses.
This blended course is designed for students with limited or no experience operating emergency vehicles. Students will complete an online presentation covering the complexities of emergency responses, legal principles, roadway and intersection hazard management, and emergency vehicle defensive driving principles. The driving simulator will be used to practice techniques such as hazard management and defensive driving practices while responding to an emergency. Proper apparatus placement considerations will also be discussed upon arrival to the scene.
This blended course is designed for students with at least 1 year of experience operating emergency vehicles. Students will complete an online presentation covering hazard management techniques and emergency vehicle defensive driving principles. Students will participate in driving simulator exercises that will develop their skillsets by allowing for the repeated practice of techniques. Emergency response scenarios will reinforce the use of these techniques and real-time decision making to avoid crashes.
This course provides basic hands-on training for fire and rescue personnel in vehicle stabilization. Emphasis is placed on proper choice, placement and use of cribbing, buttress system and marrying vehicles together.
This course is the advanced course offered after taking Vehicle/Machinery Operations and meets the guidelines of NFPA 1006. The 40 hours is spent mostly with hands-on training using semi-trucks, (large/heavy vehicles), buses, automobiles and various types of machinery. Each student will have hands on training in stabilization devices, creating additional openings in vehicles for proper patient removal, extrication processes with vehicles and machinery on their side and upside down, practicing on disentanglement of victims in equipment, plus establishing landing zones all the while using the Incident Command System. This class is designed for those who respond to large/heavy vehicle accidents. Upon successful completion of this class, the student will have an increased level of technical knowledge regarding large/heavy vehicles, automobiles in positions other than on their wheels and construction and industrial machinery.