Fire & EMS Complete Program
Complete program normally presented in an 8-hour in-person class. These modules cover advanced vehicle dynamics and emergency response topics which are designed to improve an emergency vehicle driver's ability to safely operate an emergency vehicle.
Drive to Survive - The Art of Wheeling the Rig: PART 1
Part 1 of the nation's leading Fire & EMS driver training program. These modules address advanced vehicle dynamics issues not covered in many EVOC programs. Approximate time to complete is 3-hours (including quizzes and 15 minute break).(6) 5.0 average rating
Drive to Survive - The Art of Wheeling the Rig: PART 2
Part 2 of the nation's leading Fire & EMS driver training program. These modules address advanced vehicle dynamics issues not covered in many EVOC programs. Approximate time to complete is 3-hours (including quizzes and 15 minute break).(7) 4.9 average rating
Drive to Survive: The Art of Wheeling the Rig is not your average driver training program. It provides an in-depth examination of the science and practical aspects of driving an emergency vehicle under both routine and high stress conditions. Just as a doctor cannot heal the human body without a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, an emergency vehicle operator cannot safely drive an emergency vehicle without an in-depth knowledge of vehicle dynamics. The program is designed to fill the gaps left by many emergency vehicle operator courses (EVOC) taught around the country.
After nearly two decades of research, crash investigations, and teaching the "Drive to Survive" seminar throughout the United States, Chris Daly has designed the "Drive to Survive" program as an easy-to-understand seminar for emergency vehicle operators, EVOC students, EVOC instructors, and in-house driver training managers. To date, the class has been presented over 530 times to over 24,000 emergency responders across the country and is featured every year at the prestigious Fire Department Instructor's Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In addition to addressing important topics related to emergency vehicle driving and crash causation, this program addresses many of the key points required by the NFPA 1451 and NFPA 1500 standards for fire apparatus and emergency vehicle operators. "Drive to Survive" also provides crucial information related to emergency vehicle crash investigators, driver training program development, and an in-depth analysis of several emergency vehicle crashes that have occurred throughout the fire service over the past several years.
"Drive to Survive: The Art of Wheeling the Rig" is not about checking oil, pumping an engine, or positioning an aerial apparatus for rescue. "Drive to Survive" is designed to teach the students how to understand the advanced vehicle dynamics topics that are not covered in a typical EVOC program. Most importantly, this program teaches the front-line emergency vehicle operator how and why emergency vehicle crashes occur to help prevent tragedies in the future.