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NCJ Number: 31568 Find in a Library
Title: VIRGINIA EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATOR'S CURRICULUM GUIDE
Author(s): R M MCDONALD; D K SHELEY; J B STINCH
Corporate Author: Virginia Commonwealth University
United States of America
Project Director: D L HUDIBURGH
Date Published: 1975
Sponsoring Agency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23211
Virginia Highway Safety Division
Richmond, VA 23225
Sale Source: Virginia Highway Safety Division
300 Turner Road
Richmond, VA 23225
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Annotation: A GUIDE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RECRUIT, IN-SERVICE, OR SPECIALIZED EVOC (EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATOR'S COURSE) TRAINING.
Abstract: IN ADDITION, IT SHOULD BE USEFUL AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE TOOL IN TERMS OF POLICYMAKING AS IT RELATES TO THE OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES UNDER EMERGENCY CONDITIONS. THE FIRST SECTION OF THE MANUAL IS DESIGNED TO BE USED IN THE CLASSROOM BEFORE INVOLVING STUDENTS IN THE ACTUAL OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE ON THE DRIVING RANGE. IT IS A SELF-CONTAINED INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL INSOFAR AS EACH TOPIC TO BE COVERED IN THE PRE-DRIVING INSTRUCTION PHASE IS MENTIONED AND DESCRIBED. (THE INSTRUCTOR MAY ADD INFORMATION GLEANED FROM ADDITIONAL RESEARCH OR PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE FOR MORE EFFECTIVE STUDENT COMPREHENSION AND ABSORPTION.) FOLLOWING THE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION PHASE OF THE TRAINING, THE MANUAL IS DIVIDED INTO THREE SECTIONS ON PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES. THIS HAS BEEN DONE IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THE DIFFERENT DRIVING SKILLS NEEDED BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THESE THREE AGENCIES, DUE TO THE VARIATIONS IN VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS AND INTENDED USES. EACH OF THESE THREE SECTIONS IS SELF-CONTAINED, DESIGNED TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PREVIOUSLY-DESCRIBED CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION SECTION. ALL THREE PRACTICAL APPLICATION CHAPTERS--LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES--INCLUDE SPECIFIC DETAILS REGARDING THE ACTUAL MANEUVERS TO BE PERFORMED ON THE DRIVING RANGE, ILLUSTRATIONS INDICATING THE GENERAL PHYSICAL LAYOUT OF EACH EXERCISE, (MEASUREMENTS ARE SUGGESTIONS ONLY), GUIDES FOR GRADING PROCEDURES, AND COMMON STUDENT PROBLEMS OF WHICH THE INSTRUCTOR SHOULD BE AWARE. IN THE FINAL CHAPTER OF THE GUIDE, PROCEDURES FOR PHYSICALLY SETTING-UP AN EVOC PROGRAM ARE DESCRIBED. ALSO INCLUDED ARE A GLOSSARY OF IMPORTANT (IF UNFAMILIAR) TERMS, AS WELL AS A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF TEXTS, PAMPHLETS, FILMS, AND OTHER REFERENCES. DRIVER EVALUATION FORMS ARE PROVIDED IN THE APPENDIX. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT) (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Course materials; Curriculum; Emergency procedures; Emergency vehicles; Fire departments; Police driver training; Police training; Virginia
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