Focus on Safety: Emergency Vehicle Operations
June 18, 2014
Vehicle crashes are a leading cause of on-duty firefighter fatalities. Safe operations of emergency vehicles is a critical component in making sure responders get to and from the incident without tragic outcomes. The NVFC has resources to help departments train personnel on how to practice safety when operating an emergency vehicle.
STOP – Safety Tops Our Priorities: This series of three webinars can be used by departments to educate personnel on the importance of using a seatbelt, slowing down, stopping, and using spotters. These trainings are available through McNeil and Company’s Emergency Service Insurance Program (ESIP) training platform. Visit http://training.mcneilandcompany.com and sign-in if you have an existing account, or register as a student using access code 6832
Emergency Vehicle Safe Operations for Volunteer & Small Combination Emergency Service Organizations: The NVFC, with guidance from VFIS, released the second edition of this guide to prevent firefighter deaths and injuries caused by vehicle related accidents. The guide includes emergency vehicle safety best practices, standard operating guideline and procedure examples, and behavioral motivation techniques to enhance emergency vehicle safety.
Emergency Vehicle Safe Operations: This course, offered through the NVFC Virtual Classroom, provides an overview of best practices in emergency vehicle safety and is a companion to the NVFC's guide, Emergency Vehicle Safe Operations for Volunteer & Small Combination Emergency Service Organizations.