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New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) (VEH 203)

Location: 
Fort Totten, Bayside, New York.
Length: 
Version 1: 56 hours (8 days). Version 2: 37.5 hours (5 days). Version 3: 52.5 hours (7 days). Version 4: 45 hours (6 days).
Dates: 
Version 1: January 1995 - December 1998. Version 2: January 1999 - September 2007. Version 3: October 2007 - October 2012. Version 4: November 2012 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2, 3, and 4: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: develop and utilize safe, accident free, professional ambulance driving techniques; discuss traffic laws, risk factors for ambulance accidents, vehicle handling characteristics, traffic hazards and techniques to avoid them; recognize conditions in and around the vehicle that may affect driving; and anticipate developments in traffic and prepare to respond to them.

Instruction: 

Version 1, 2, 3, and 4: Major topics include: legal aspects of emergency vehicle operation; FDNY-EMS driving regulations; causes of ambulance accidents; defensive driving attitude analysis; mandatory vehicle inspection; anatomy of a crash; habit defense and ambulance stopping distances; lights and sirens; negotiating the intersection; backing the vehicle; vehicle maintenance and inspection; flare placement and accident situations; fueling vehicles and introduction to the diesel ambulance; steering techniques; use of mirrors; braking turns; safe driving techniques; seat belts; road and weather conditions; expressway operations; diesel operations; rear anti-lock braking systems; effects of alcohol and drugs on vehicle operator, value the aspects of safe driving. Prerequisite: New York State certification as an Emergency Medical Technician or a Paramedic.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as Emergency Vehicle Operations in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Health Sciences (3/96). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as Emergency Vehicle Operations in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Health Sciences (10/01 revalidation). Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as Emergency Vehicle Operations in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Health Sciences (10/07 revalidation). Version 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as Emergency Vehicle Operations in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, Emergency Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Services (5/12 revalidation) (7/17 revalidation). NOTE: This course overlaps in content with Probationary EMT School (PRH 201) and Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Challenge Refresher (PRH 200R). The maximum total credit recommendation for any combination of these 3 courses is 13 semester hours. 

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