Emergency Vehicle Operator Safety

Sponsored and provided through College of The Albemarle

Course Location: 1208 N Road St. Elizabeth City, NC 27906 – Room C108

Online Section Opens September 1st and must be completed by September 19th

Driving Course Date/Time: September 21st from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration Fee: $70 (unless affiliated with an eligible North Carolina Fire/Rescue/LEO/EMS agency or NC-based military)

Card Fee: $15

Textbook: Course is taught to the AMLS 2nd edition standards. Textbook is highly recommended and can be purchased at:

You can register via this link: EMS Registration Form Select “EVOS” and “Elizabeth City Campus” in the Course Name drop down menus.

Course Description: This 16-hour course is for first responders, EMRs, EMTs, AEMTs, and paramedics.  This course is a hybrid course with 8 hours of online work and 8 hours of traditional onsite face-to-face format with a driving course.

About EVOS: NAEMT's EMS Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS) course addresses the knowledge gap that leads to injuries and deaths, and focuses on the specific behaviors that need to be changed to create a culture of safe driving.

Drawing on the most current research about the behaviors and other hazards that lead to crashes, EVOS features case studies and analyses of both common and catastrophic collisions. EVOS challenges EMS practitioners to reconsider their preconceptions about safe vehicle operations. Instructors can easily incorporate local laws, rules and policies into the curriculum. Topics covered in the course include:

  • Making driving safety a priority
  • Legal aspects of EMS vehicle operation
  • Maneuvering an EMS vehicle
  • Vehicle inspection and maintenance
  • Mental, emotional and physical preparedness
  • Emergency response
  • Crash prevention
  • Driving skills
  • Technological aids
  • Simulation training

EVOS is appropriate for EMS practitioners at all levels.  EVOS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

About the EVOS Course Manual: EMS Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS) addresses the vehicle operations and transport safety knowledge gaps that lead to injury and death. Built on current research and featuring discussions of actual crashes and common driving scenarios—and the lessons that can be learned from them—it challenges emergency vehicle operators to consider if they truly know how to arrive at a scene safely. The course manual profiles real-life incidents and provides practical safety pointers, emphasizing the critical safety principles that are needed to transform a culture of dangerous driving habits into a culture of safety.

Opportunity Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 08:00
Statewide (No County)
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