The EVOC Driving Course consists of the Module B curriculum. Students must successfully complete all field exercises to receive the Module B course completion certificate.
This cvourse option is typically utilized by instructors requiring students to complete the online EVOC Module A course. If you have not already complete the course you may CLICK HERE to register.
If you have not been directed to complete the online Module A course by your course instructor please verify they accept the online Module A for acceptance into the Module B course.
EVOC Module B
Module B is designed to provide participants hands-on ambulance operator demonstration and practice on an established driving course prior to driving on a public roadway. EMS providers may custom design the driving course to best meet the organizations’ needs.
EVOC Module B includes the subject matter and driving exercises covered in Module B of the NHTSA Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (Ambulance): National Standard Curriculum text.
Module B field exercises
- Exercise 1 - The Serpentine
- Exercise 2 - Diminishing Clearance
- Exercise 3 - Braking While Turning
- Exercise 4 - Straight Line Braking
- Exercise 5 - U-Turn
- Exercise 6 - Three-Point Turn
- Exercise 7 - Right Side Road Turn
- Exercise 8 - Left Side Road Turn
- Exercise 9 - Slow Speed Lane Change
- Exercise 10 - Perpendicular Parking (Back In and Drive Out)
Participants will be evaluated on performing each of the driving maneuvers. Proper driving techniques should be observed while participants are navigating the course. Techniques include: driving position (seat, mirrors, seat belt), smooth acceleration/braking, use of signals, clearing traffic, hand position, steering control, backing with use of mirrors, etc. The course is precision-based rather than time-based. Driving exercises are designed to help the participant master control and handling. Maneuvers should be completed with attention to safety and accuracy, not on speed. Participants either pass or fail the driving exercises based on their ability to perform the maneuver as demonstrated. The primary standard for successfully completing an exercise is the ability to maneuver through the course without hitting a cone. All exercises must be successfully passed in order to complete Module B.
Ambulances used on the driving range must be fully equipped and mechanically sound with high quality tires and fully functional safety and communication equipment. The participants will inspect the ambulance prior to driving the field exercises. Participants should bring and use the vehicle inspection form from their EMS provider. A sample form may be provided for participants who work for an EMS provider that does not have a vehicle inspection form.