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The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) establishes a national standard curriculum for providing the emergency vehicle operator with rules, information, demonstration, and field experience. The Code of Alabama states that all persons driving a ground ambulance has passed the Emergency Vehicle Operator Course or the Alabama Fire College Apparatus Operator’s course. *The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Office of EMS (OEMS) recognizes EVOC as the program the EMS Regions utilize to provide structured and documented emergency vehicle operator course to their EMS providers and EMS Educational Programs. 

The OEMS goal for EVOC is to ensure, to the best of its ability, that appropriate ambulances are operated timely, adequately, and safely when transporting patients during their times of need.

Emergency medical services have an obligation to serve the sick and injured while maintaining the safety of the public. It is the expectations of the OEMS that all OEMS licensed emergency vehicles operate in a courteous and professional manner.

EVOC clarifications, interpretations, updates and oversight are under the authority of the ADPH OEMS. Regional administration oversight has been granted by the OEMS to the regional EMS offices for the purpose of delivering EVOC to their local EMS agencies. All EVOC oversight granted to the regional EMS agencies is subject to review and actions by the OEMS. The OEMS has the authority to enhance, suspend, or terminate any or all EVOC oversight granted to the regional EMS agencies, either individually or as a group.

The OEMS EVOC point of contact is the OEMS Director of Rules and Regulations. Each regional EMS office has an EVOC point of contact that reports to the OEMS. Any organization wanting to provide an Emergency Vehicles Operator Course (EVOC) will be directed to register with their regional EMS office.

Course Selection

If you will be conducting a refresher course in conjunction with a full course, you will need to submit two separate requests. 


BREMSS Region EVOC Point of Contact: Brian Gober - 


Birmingham Regional EMS System

United States

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