Did you know that our operational members must be certified in Emergency Vehicle Driving/Operations prior to becoming an Emergency Vehicle Driver? There are a few steps to become a certified emergency vehicle driver.
- Members are required to participate in a 16-hour training to receive their certification. There is a list of approved training programs in Virginia on the Virginia Department of Fire Programs website.
- Certification in hand, members then spend additional hours with their mentor gaining the necessary time and skills behind the wheel.
- Once their mentor has signed off, we give the applause to our newest Emergency Vehicle Driver of the West Point Volunteer Fire Department.
We use non-urgent situations to perform training. On any given day, you might see an ambulance or apparatus moving around town with a driver behind the wheel in training. This is just one way our fire department is working to keep you and your family safe.
Safe, knowledgeable drivers aren’t born – they’re trained!
Want to slide behind the wheel of an ambulance or apparatus and become a certified emergency vehicle driver? Learn more about the approved EVOC Programs in Virginia by visiting the Virginia Department of Fire Programs website.