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Ambulance Driver Test
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What is the most urgent Code?
How often are fire extinguishers to be inspected and serviced?
Yearly, or immediately after use.
Who is not required to hold an Ambulance Driver Certificate?
1) persons in the line of duty as Police, Sheriffs, Fire (does not include voulnteers) 2) persons driving based out-of-state as long as they are certified by their state of origin.
What is the maximum speed for transport of a stabilized patient?
The speed limit.
What are conditions that warrant Code 3 transport?
Uncontrolled hemorrhage, uncontrolled cardiovascular or respiratory impairment, complicated impending childbirth, etc
What are prerequisites for the special exemptions to certain traffic laws?
1) amb. is being driven in response to emergency call, 2) is displaying a steady red light visible from 1000' to the front of vehicle, 3) siren is used as is reasonably necessary
What is a guideline in determining whether or not "due regard" has been exercised by a driver?
Sufficient notice of amb. approach to allow others to yield the right-of-way. Drive safe, and don't expect that others will yield as supposed to.
What side of the road are motorists legally required to move to in the approach of an emergency vehicle?
To the right - so don't pass on the right!
When is the front STEADY BURNING red light indicated?
When an extreme hazard exists. This may be supplemented by rotating or flashing red lights.
When are the FLASHING red warning lights indicated?
Only during extremely hazardous conditions, or any incident that requires traffic to stop or be directed.
When are the FLASHING AMBER lights indicated?
When an unusual traffic hazard exists.
Is use of headlights during the daytime effective in reducing accidents?
What are the five elements of defensive driving?
VJAKS - Vision, Judgement, Alertness, Knowledge, Skill
If an ambulance must be backed what do you have to remember?
Crew member stationed outside left rear of vehicle and BLOW THE HORN before backing
What is the moving vehicle separation requirement (time)?
For wrist and ankle restraints, how wide should they be before tying? In order to maintain what width after tying?
3" before tying, 2" after
If your ambulance driver certificate has been revoked for reckless driving you can reapply only after how long?
What will you do if you are unable to respond to a dispatch call immediately?
Notify the dispatcher of your inability to respond.
What is the maximum speed allowed when disobeying any official traffic control stop sign or signal?
When is an inappropriate time for use of siren and red warning light during a Code 3?
When traffic is congested to a degree that increased ambulance speed and right-of-way cannot be gained thereby.
What is the distance that floodlights cannot exceed at the level of the roadway? And when are ambulances allowed to used them?
75'. Only at the scene of an emergency and only while loading or unloading patients.
What is an electromechanical siren?
Consists of stator and rotor driven by an electric motor
What is an electronic siren?
Consists of an oscillator, amplifier, and speaker.
What is a mechanical siren?
Consists of a stator and rotor driven by a mechanical connection to a moving part of the vehicle.
What are the three types of siren sounds that may be used?
Wail, Yelp, Hi-Lo
Describe the wail siren sound
Produces a slow, continuous automatic cycling of increasing and decreasing frequencies and sound levels
Describe the yelp siren sound
Produces a rapid, continuous automatic cycling of increasing and decreasing frequencies
Describe the Hi-Lo siren sound
Produces a non-siren sound which alternates between a fixed high and low frequency.
A tire may not be used on an ambulance when it is so worn that the tread depth in any two adjacent grooves is less than:
The rules governing the operation of an ambulance used for emergency services are contained in:
Title 13, California Code of Regulations
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