Emergency Vehicle Operator

Instructional Hours: 24.00

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to safely operate an emergency vehicle. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the major concepts of emergency vehicle driving including safety, legal issues, communications, vehicle inspection and preparation, physical forces affecting driving and the operation of an emergency vehicle; and demonstrate basic competency as a driver of an emergency vehicle. br>
Course Description: Major topics covered in this course are safe driving and collision avoidance, Maryland motor vehicle statutes, route selection and communications, vehicle inspection and driving preparation, physical forces affecting driving, lights and sirens, basic control tasks, urban driving, negotiating intersections and turnarounds, following and passing vehicles, high-speed driving, dealing with adverse conditions and contingencies, and emergency parking. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and practical skills exercises.

Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, complete all assigned online and classroom activities and homework assignments, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions and obtain a score of 70% or better on the written and practical examinations. This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Fire Apparatus Vehicle Driver/Operator - Pump, Fire Apparatus Vehicle Driver/Operator - Aerial, Fire Apparatus Vehicle Driver/Operator - Tiller, Fire Apparatus Vehicle Driver/Operator - Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Apparatus and Fire Apparatus Vehicle Driver/Operator - Mobile Water Supply.


A current valid Maryland Driver's License or equivalent AND a letter from the Fire Chief of the Department giving the student permission to drive the department's apparatus in the course.

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Instructional Hours: 24.00
Has Online Component
Registration is Closed
Start Date: 10-04-2020
End Date: 10-30-2020
First Class Time: 08:30 - 15:30
Registration Open: 06-22-2020
Registration Close: 09-15-2020
Hagerstown Regional Airport Fire Department More →
Wait List
Start Date: 10-05-2020
End Date: 10-28-2020
First Class Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays
Registration Open: 07-07-2020
Registration Close: 09-16-2020
Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company More →

Lecture sessions will be presented on-line through Zoom / Canvas

Practicals will be held on Sunday 10/18 0800-1500 hours

Start Date: 10-07-2020
End Date: 10-28-2020
First Class Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Registration Open: 09-18-2020
Registration Close: 10-02-2020
Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Inc. - Fire Division - Co. 3 More →

Course via Zoom on 10/7, 10/14, 10/21 at 1900 hrs and in person skills on 10/24, 10/25 at 0800 hrs. Final written exam at SMRTC on 10/28.

Start Date: 10-20-2020
End Date: 11-17-2020
First Class Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Registration Open: 06-25-2020
Registration Close: 09-30-2020
Carroll County Public Safety Training Center More →

Lecture sessions will be presented on-line through Zoom / Canvas; Weekend sessions will be scheduled by Instructor

Registration is Closed
Start Date: 10-29-2020
End Date: 11-24-2020
First Class Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Registration Open: 05-13-2020
Registration Close: 09-12-2020
Anne Arundel County Fire Training Academy More →