Emergency Vehicle Operations

ISBN-10: 0131181556

ISBN-13: 9780131181557

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jeffery T. Lindsey, Richard Patrick

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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.
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Book details

List price: $68.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/4/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

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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