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 Course Title:   Emergency Vehicle Driving

 Title Abbreviation:   EMERGENCY VEHICLE DRIVE

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    130

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.5

 CIP:    430203

 EPC:    828

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Introduction to driving various types of fire apparatus in emergency and non-emergency modes. Meets academic and drill ground training requirements for Washington State Emergency Vehicle Accident Prevention certification. Valid driver's license required.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify applicable Washington State statutes and Washington State Administrative Codes and describe how they regulate operators of emergency vehicles.
  2. Describe several types of driver failure, which contributes to accidents, and identify appropriate defensive tactics.
  3. Given a set of driving circumstances, describe how velocity, centrifugal force, inertia, and friction affect emergency vehicle driving.
  4. Given a set of driving circumstances, describe how acceleration, deceleration, turning, and weight transfer affect emergency vehicle driving.
  5. Describe a procedure for estimating vehicle following distances.
  6. Describe precautions to take when driving in adverse weather conditions.
  7. Describe steps that should be taken in controlling any type of skid.
  8. Describe problems associated with night driving and ways to improve visibility while driving at night.
  9. Given an emergency vehicle and vicinity traffic, demonstrate precautions to be observed and the appropriate backing of emergency vehicles.
  10. Given an emergency vehicle and vehicle inspection forms, correctly perform an after-use and periodic inspection.
  11. Given an emergency vehicle and a driving course, demonstrate driving and maneuvering skills.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.

Course Contents

  1. Inspection & maintenance.
  2. Legal aspects of emergency driving.
  3. Concepts of defensive driving.
  4. Important physical forces.
  5. Driving conditions & contingencies.
  6. Operating emergency vehicles.