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Purpose:

This policy/procedure establishes uniform vehicle standards and equipment for Truck/Tower apparatus unless otherwise specified within this procedure.

Purpose:

The purpose of this policy is to establish response time standards for fire and rescue units operating within Prince William County.

Purpose:

This unit is about driving a fire and rescue vehicle safely for non emergency driving, and to an incident under emergency response conditions. The unit also covers preparing the vehicle to drive and siting the vehicle safely and securely at incidents.

The unit is not intended to reflect the requirements for statutory driver testing.

Target Group
This unit is recommended for fire and rescue personnel who are required to drive Fire Service vehicles and who have undergone appropriate driver training and testing.

Purpose:

To outline the use of personal electronic devices by personnel while engaged in service delivery, training, or as a representative of the Stayton Fire District. 

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Field Evolution #1-Straight Line Exercise:

  1. To familiarize the emergency vehicle driver with operating the vehicle within close quarters both in forward and reverse directions at a steady speed.
  2. To enable the driver to adjust the mirrors for proper viewing, making minor adjustments in steering, and gain confidence in traversing a restricted area. 

Field Evolution #2-Serpentine Exercise:

  1. To familiarize the driver with the location of the corners of the vehicle for maneuverability purposes. 
  2. To familiarize the driver with the turning radius of the vehicle while proceeding forward and backward. 
  3. To require the driver to utilize both mirrors of the vehicle during one continuous exercise. 
  4. To increase the driver’s confidence in the use of mirrors for vehicle maneuvering.

​​​​​​Field Evolution #3-Diminishing Clearance Exercise:

  1. To familiarize the driver with the importance of properly aligning a vehicle when entering a very confined asymmetrical area.
  2. To familiarize the driver with traveling through a continually more confining restricted area.

Field Evolution #4-Lane Change/Off-Set Alley Exercise:

  1. To allow the driver to become aware of the front and rear tracking of the vehicle.
  2. To familiarize the driver with depth perception through the vehicle's mirrors, especially recognizing the location of the right wheel.

Field Evolution #5-Parallel Park Exercise:

  1. To allow the driver to understand the importance of vehicle positioning prior to stating a movement that requires an exact right side placment.
  2. To familiarize the driver with the turning radius of the vehicle as it impacts restricted space placement.
  3. To enable the driver to locate the position of the right front extremity of the vehicle while completing a maneuver.
  4. To enable the driver to place the right side of the vehicle at a specific point utilizing the vehicle's mirrors.

Field Evolution #6-Confined Space Turnaround Exercise:

  1. To allow the driver to become familiar with the turning radius of the vehicle.
  2. To permit the driver to interpret depth perception involving the placement of the rear of the vehicle as seen through the vehicle's mirrors.

Field Evolution #7-Alley Dock Exercise:

  1. To familiarize the driver with positioning the emergency vehicle to back into a confined space.
  2. To judge the depth perception and distance using the vehicle's mirrors to position the rear of the vehicle at or close to a fixed point.

Field Evolution #8-Serpentine Exercise:

  1. To familiarize the driver with the location of the corners of the vehicle for maneuverability purposes.
  2. To familiarize the driver with the turning radius of the vehicle while proceeding forward.
  3. To require the driver to utilize both mirrors of the vehicle during one continuous exercise.
  4. To get the feel of the 9-3 hand position.
  5. To know where the vehicle is in relationship to the cones.
  6. To develop smooth steering rhythm through throttle control.

Field Evolution #9-Controlled Braking Exercise:

  1. To develop the ability to achieve maximum braking, without locking the wheels, so steering control can be maintained.

Field Evolution #10-Evasive Maneuver Exercise:

  1. To illustrate that less distance is required to steer a vehicle around an object than is needed to stop before striking it.

Field Evolution #11-Lane Change/Off-Set Alley Exercise:

  1. To allow/develop proper steering (approximately one-half turn inputs) on a forward and backward path.
  2. To get the feel of where the vehicle is in relation to the cones, on a forward and backward path.

Field Evolution #12-Krause's Krash Exercise:

  1. To develop the student in backing and roadway positioning skills.
  2. To develop perceptual and judgment skills, while maneuvering in a limited space. 

Field Evolution #13-Dutton's Weave Exercise:

  1. To develop precise forward and backward control of a vehicle in cramped quarters, at slow speed.
  2. To develop skill in backing a vehicle using side mirrors to judge rear and side clearance.
Purpose:

This procedure will outline the process for releasing a prospective driver as a qualified driver of pumping apparatus.

Purpose:

This Order:

  1. Establishes a Department Vehicle Safety Review Board and defines its purpose, responsibilities, duties and members.
  2. Incorporates the objectives of the Department's traffic safety and accident policy.
  3. Establishes corrective training, loss of driving privileges and/or discipline for preventable Department apparatus/vehicle accidents, and for certain infractions of Department General Orders, Directives, practices and procedures.
  4. Becomes effective April 24, 1996.
Purpose:

This Directive:

  1. Outlines procedures to be followed when a Department apparatus or vehicle is leaving or backing into company quarters.
  2. Establishes such procedures in an effort to minimize overhead door related accidents, particularly to facilities with dual door controls, i.e., controls alongside overhead doors and watch towers.
  3. Becomes effective August 25, 1997.
  4. Rescinds Special Directive #95-005 dated April 5, 1995.

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