TRAINING PROGRAM FOR OPERATION OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES

The purpose of the contract was to train emergency-service personnel in the operation of Emergency Vehicles (EVs). The course requires five days to administer and includes both classroom and in-vehicle training. Classes can accommodate students from any one or a combination of the following emergency services: law enforcement; fire services; rescue; or, ambulance/EMS. The in-vehicle exercises work with emergency sedans, vans, or large fire apparatus. The report: (a) Describes the functional analysis performed to derive the description of the tasks performed in EV operation; (b) describes the training analysis process used to delineate the training requirements, objectives, and course content; (c) discusses the Pilot Test and Revision process; and (d) presents conclusions and recommendations for improving the course. The major conclusion is that the flexibility of having one package for all services and vehicle types may not justify the added administrative burdens and the instructional compromises that were necessary to get the flexibility. The authors recommend that NHTSA consider re-packaging the program as separate courses for each Emergency Service.

  • Corporate Authors:

    INNOVATRIX, Incorporated

    Ingomar, PA  USA 

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Schumacher, S P
    • Schumacher, J B
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-669 Final Rpt., 1336-9-78-FR
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01336
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1981 12:00AM