Emergency Vehicle Operations
A Line Officer's Guide, Second Edtion, 2nd Edition
Published June 30th 2003 by CRC Press – 190 pages
Emergency Vehicle Operations: A Line Officer’s Guide is an all-inclusive, hands-on training/reference guide in compliance with the most recent version of the IADLEST Law Enforcement Driver Training Reference Guide.
Chapter-opening Objectives summarize each book chapter to help students understand the material. Chapter-ending Review Questions reinforce the concepts.
Two completely new chapters cover challenges of great concern to modern Law Enforcement:
All book material is policy driven, in the context of an agency’s own policy. You train using this book, and you train to your own policy. A Policy Worksheet Appendix provides an invaluable, step-by-step walk-through to help ensure a complete understanding of the material. A Glossary enables officers to understand vehicular jargon and all related terminology. A complete Index makes using the book quick and easy.
This emergency vehicle "bible" sets the standard for line officer training. It helps officers take the skills learned in training and correctly apply them to the nitty-gritty, emotionally charged street atmosphere, so that they can sort out and make the right decisions under fire. This book is a must for every training classroom, and should be kept in the glove compartment of every emergency vehicle.
*The free accompanying Instructor’s Manual helps key the book to IADLEST’s Reference Guide
Why Should You Read This Book?
LEGAL and RISK MANAGEMENT ASPECTS
What is Liability?
The Basis of Lawsuits
Risk Management for Emergency Vehicle Operations
The Foundation of Emergency Vehicle Operations
The Human Factor
Maintaining Top Vehicle Performance
Basic Vehicle Operations
The High-Risk Maneuvers
10 Environmental Factors Affecting Vehicle Operations
How An Emergency Response Affects You
Vehicle Operations During an Emergency Response
Using Your Equipment in an Emergency
The Foundation of Pursuits
Initiating a Pursuit
Terminating a Pursuit
Pursuit Reporting and Analysis
Appendix: POLICY WORKSHEET