Emergency Vehicle Operations

Emergency Vehicle Operations

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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 responder's career.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 198.1 x 248.9 x 20.3mm | 567g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131181556
  • 9780131181557

About Jeffrey T. Ph.D Lindsey

Dr. Jeffrey 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. Richard Patrick is the Division Chief of Health, Safety & Training for Estero Fire Rescue in Estero, Florida. He is the past Director of EMS Programs and Emergency Service Initiatives for VFIS, a division of Glatfelter Insurance Group, York, PA, and remains as a consultant to the education, training and consulting division. Rick is a nationally known leader, educator, lecturer, author, speaker and consultant in emergency services. He is a former Chief of EMS in the City of Lebanon, PA. Rick is a certified Paramedic/Firefighter and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Safety with a concentration in Emergency Services, and a Masters Degree in Public Safety Administration from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He is also a small business entrepreneur, involved in local politics, and an alumnus of the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce-Leadership Lebanon Valley program.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Emergency Vehicle Operations Overview Case Review Leadership and Management Objectives Case Study Management Culture Leadership Choosing the Right People Objectives Case Study Attitude v. Aptitude Motivation Physical Fitness Rules, Regulations, and Law Objectives Case Study National Rules and Regulations International Perspective and Applicable Guidelines Laws Policy Objectives Case Study Policy Procedures Guidelines Enforcement Evaluation Emergency Vehicles Objectives Case Study Emergency Medical, Fire, Specialty Apparatus Physical and Dynamic Forces Operations Objectives Case Study More than Just Driving Seatbelts Technology Preemption Systems The Black Box GPS and GIS Communications Objectives Case Study Mobile and Portable Radios Hand Signals Maintenance Objectives Case Study Preventive Maintenance Vehicle Characteristics Roadway Operations Objectives Case study Vehicle Placement Personnel Awareness Special Operations Objectives Off-Road Objectives Case Study Roll-Over Objectives Case Study Personal Vehicle Use Objectives Case Study Inclement Weather Objectives Case Study Glossary Bibliography Indexshow more