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    Emergency Vehicle Operations

    ISBN-10: 0131181556
    ISBN-13: 9780131181557
    Author(s): Jeffery T. Lindsey, Richard Patrick
    Description: The authors of this text, some of the best known in the industry on this topic, have written this book to provide guidelines, tools, and standards for safe and professional emergency vehicle operations. This valuable information, gathered from years  More...
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    Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 304
    Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.606
    Language: English

    The authors of this text, some of the best known in the industry on this topic, have written this book to provide guidelines, tools, and standards for safe and professional emergency vehicle operations. This valuable information, gathered from years of experience, references the NFPA 1002-98 code and can be put to use throughout the emergency responderrsquo;s career.

    Dr. Lindsey is the Fire Chief for Estero Fire Rescue. Additionally, he serves as the education coordinator for 24-7 EMS, and an adjunct instructor for St Petersburg EMS program.He is an experienced leader, educator, lecturer, author, and consultant in emergency services. Dr. Lindsey earned his doctorate and master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from USF. He holds a bachelor's degree in Fire and Safety Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and an associate in paramedic from Harrisburg Area Community College.Dr. Lindsey has over twenty-eight years of diverse experience in the emergency services industry. He serves as an Advisory Council member for the National EMS Advisory Council and the State of Florida EMS, representative to the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education EMS degree committee, and as a Vice-Chairman for the Florida Fire Chief Association EMS Section.

    Foreword
    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Reviewers
    About the Authors
    Leadership and Management
    Introduction
    Leadership
    Management Culture
    Combined Efforts
    Driving and Leadership
    Leadership and Management's Major Goals for Driving Topics
    Observation and Enforcement
    Training and Education
    Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives
    Choosing the Right People
    Introduction
    Importance of Driver Selection
    Human Aspects
    Driving Checks
    Attitude
    Knowledge
    Mental Fitness
    Personal Appearance and Hygiene
    Judgment
    Traffic Psychology
    Coordination
    Physical Condition
    Driver Readiness
    Acquired Abilities
    Driving Characteristics
    Motivation
    Defensive Driving Goals
    Driving Knowledge and Performance
    Operator Qualification
    Licensing
    Participation in Training
    Driver Training Courses
    VFIS Comprehensive Driver Education Training Program Recommendations
    California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
    Sacramento Regional Training Facility
    Ventura County (California) Fire Department
    Vehicle Characteristics
    Vehicle Components and Features
    Driver Recertification
    Personnel Records
    Training Records
    Suspected Drug and/or Alcohol Abuse
    Rules, Regulations, and the Law
    Introduction
    Changing Legal Climate
    Defining the Law
    Types of Regulations
    Understanding the Regulations
    Interpreting the Law
    True Emergency Situation
    Law of Due Regard
    Negligence
    Other Legal Liability Issues
    Certified Driver's License (CDL)
    Specific Motor Vehicle Operator Law
    Standards and Position Statements
    Key Points of Law
    International Perspective and Applicable Guidelines
    NIOSH Recommendations/Discussions
    Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines
    Introduction
    Terms
    Conducting a Needs Assessment
    Formulation Procedure
    Periodic Review
    Compliance/Enforcement
    Adoption of SOP/SOGs
    SOP/SOG Subject Areas
    Sample SOP/SOG
    Emergency Vehicle Characteristics and Driving
    Introduction
    Emergency Medical, Fire, and Specialty Apparatus
    Ambulance Types
    Fire Apparatus
    Operation
    Size
    Weight
    Weight Restrictions
    Visibility
    Following Distance
    Speed Management
    Base Maneuvers
    Steering
    Braking and Stopping
    Backing Up
    Lane Changing
    Turning
    Passing
    Negotiating Intersections
    Crash Avoidance
    Road Construction and Engineering
    Road Surfaces
    Road Conditions
    Roadside Engineering
    Driving Skills That Influence the Quality of the Ride
    Adverse Effects on Patients When Riding in an Ambulance
    Adverse Effects on Passengers When Riding in an Ambulance
    How Driving Skills Influence the Quality of the Ride
    Precrash Planning
    Basic Maneuvers
    Braking and Stopping
    Making Lane Changes
    Passing
    Backing Up
    Parking
    Turning
    Urban Driving
    Rural Driving
    Two-Lane Highway Driving
    Highway/Interstate Highway Driving
    Operations
    Introduction
    More Than Just Driving
    Route Selection
    Procedures
    Responses
    Emergency Driving
    Emergency Signaling Devices
    Other Drivers' Responses to Emergency Driving
    Response Time
    Speed Limits
    Controlled Intersection Procedure
    Driving Against Traffic
    Adverse Conditions
    Conditions Affecting Traction
    Conditions Affecting Vision
    Seat Belts
    Restraints
    Secure Equipment
    Unsafe Behavior
    Technology
    Preemptive Systems
    The Black Box
    GIS, AVL, GPS, and Other Technology
    Crash Avoidance Techniques
    Justification
    Techniques
    Plan Ahead to Avoid a Crash
    Multiple Responding Units/Multiple Agencies
    Vehicle Recovery Techniques
    Communications
    Introduction
    Communications Responsibilities
    Prior to the Start of the Call
    Dispatched on a Response
    Incident Arrival
    At-Patient on Medical Calls or Other Key Trigger Points
    Incident Choreography
    Fire Is Under Control or Patient Has Been Extricated
    When En Route to Destination
    Arrival at Destination
    When Available
    Personnel
    Crew Chief/Officer
    Driver/Operator
    Dispatcher
    Medical Director
    Medical Facility
    Radio Communications
    Radio Frequencies
    Headsets
    Mobile versus Portable Radios
    Radio Etiquette
    How to Use the Radio Equipment
    Other Communication Devices
    Hand Signals
    Maintenance
    Introduction
    Major Mechanical Systems
    Engine/Drive Train
    Cooling System
    Braking System
    Electrical System/Auxiliary Power
    Environmental Control Systems
    Tires
    Tread Wear
    Traction
    Temperature
    Tire Pressure and Loading
    Balance and Alignment
    Rotation
    Repair
    Support Equipment
    Vehicle Inspection
    Systematic Inspections
    Inspection Methodology
    Importance of Maintaining Records
    Inspection Schedule
    Inspection Types
    Negligence Related to Inspection
    Refusing to Drive an Unsafe Vehicle
    Operator Responsibility for Vehicle Maintenance
    Operator Responsibilities for Maintenance
    Maintenance Programs
    Preventive Maintenance
    Performing Maintenance
    Roadway Operations
    Introduction
    Terms
    The Challenge
    Safety
    Command and Control
    Personnel Functions
    Limited-Access Highway Operations
    Ten Cones of Safety
    Officer's Safe Parking "Cue Card"
    The Public Yielding to Emergency Vehicles
    Case Study
    Apparatus Placement
    Scene Lighting and Marking
    Reflective Vests
    Standard Operating Procedures
    Effect on Highway Operations
    Limitations
    Recommendations for Safe Roadway/Highway Operations
    Policies
    Fleet Management
    Safety Programs
    Driver Performance
    Vehicle Placement
    Personnel Awareness
    Vehicle Markings
    Remain Vigilant
    Sample SOP/SOGs
    Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Operating Procedures for Highway Incidents Preface
    Phoenix Fire Deparment Safe Parking While Operating in or near Vehicle Traffic
    NIOSH Recommendations/Discussions
    Special Operations
    Introduction
    Preparing to Drive
    Objectives
    Case Study
    Topic Review
    Case Study Recap
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Off-Road Driving
    Objectives
    Case Study
    Topic Review
    NIOSH Recommendation/Discussions
    Case Study Recap
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Rollover
    Objectives
    Case Studies
    Topic Review
    Case Study Recap
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Private Vehicle Use
    Objectives
    Case Study
    Topic Review
    Case Study Recap
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Vehicle Security
    Objectives
    Case Study
    Topic Review
    Case Study Recap
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Emergency Dispatch
    Objectives
    Case Study
    Topic Review
    Case Study Recap
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Collision and Near-Miss Investigation
    Objectives
    Case Study
    Topic Review
    Case Study Recap
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Training Program Safety
    Objectives
    Case Study
    Topic Review
    NIOSH Recommendations/Discussions
    Case Study Recap
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Answers to Review Questions
    Index

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