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FDIC International 2020 Classroom Session: Drive to Survive: Advanced Driving Concepts for Emergency Vehicle Operators with Chris Daly

Chris Daly

This class reinforces the safety message that no matter how long you have been driving or how “good” a driver you think you are, there are limits to safely operating an emergency apparatus or personal vehicle. Using the same techniques as crash investigators, the instructor addresses advanced topics not normally covered in basic driver training programs, especially those relating to vehicle dynamics, crash causation, and common driver errors. The class drives home multiple essentials for safe driving. Among topics covered are vehicle dynamics, air brakes, brake fade, roadway friction coefficients, stopping distances, lateral g-force, rollover thresholds, antilock brakes, siren limitations, and intersection crashes. The class is ideal for operators of a fire truck, an ambulance, or a personal vehicle and for chief and line officers who are ultimately responsible for the operation of any motor vehicle or driver training program.

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