Only VFIS clients may order this item. 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.
Important topics addressed include: Importance of safe vehicle operations, the need for refresher training, the vehicle operator, protective gear, preplanning, basic safety, maintenance and maintaining skills.
The UTV/ATV kit includes a USB containing a resource manual, PowerPoint presentation, instructor material and addition resources.