Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) have gained wider acceptance and use in both the fire service and emergency medical service (EMS). These vehicles can help responders take quicker action with less physical exhaustion of department members. These vehicles not only help the EMS providers or firefighters that use them, but may also benefit the individuals serviced by the emergency service organization (ESO). Adding UTVs and ATVs to an ESO fleet may provide great benefits but might also present safety issues if those using the vehicle have not been properly trained in the operation and maintenance. This safety program was developed to provide training for ESOs that use these types of specialty vehicles.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements.
TopicsImportance of safe vehicle operations+The need for refresher training+The vehicle operator+Protective gear+Preplanning+Basic safety +Maintenance +Maintaining skills
Emergency Services personnel that utilize UTV/ATV specialized vehicles
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas (SFFMA)