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CA Ambulance Driver test
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To whom do the CHP regulations NOT apply to?
Ambulances not used to respond to emergency calls or ones that are federally owned.
Can private ambulances operate as emergency vehicles?
Only if licensed by the CHP
Do public ambulances need to be licensed by the CHP?
What section of the CA. Code of Regulations defines ambulances?
Title 13 Section 1100.2
What is an ambulance?
Any vehicle modified with the intent to transport injured persons.
What section of the CA. Vehicle Code (CVC) permits the use of red lights and sirens for Code 3?
Where must an ambulance display its service name?
On both sides and the rear of the vehicle.
How many hours a day must ambulance services be available?
24 hours a day
When must a fire extinguisher be inspected?
Yearly or immediately after use?
When must ambulances be inspected by CHP?
Initially and annually
Can random inspections of ambulances occur?
Can publicly owned ambulances be inspected randomly?
What must every ambulance driver posses?
A valid ambulance drivers license
What is the purpose of the ambulance drivers certificate?
A screening function to ensure that a person has limited knowledge of ambulance operations
Who does NOT need a drivers certificate?
A salaried, full time:
Fire department member
An ambulance driver from another state
How long is temp. certificate good for?
How long is regular certificate good for?
What must the owner of an ambulance participate to ensure driver competency?
DMV Pull Notice System, Section 1808.1 VC
What is the minimum an ambulance attendant must be certified in?
When may Code 3 be used?
Uncontrolled cardiovascular or respiratory impairment
Complicated impending childbirth
Other equally life threatening conditions
What CVC sections are ambulance drivers exempt from under 21055 VC?
2350 VC - 22520 VC
How far must a steady burning red light be visible for?
What does section 21056 VC state?
That exemptions under 21055 VC do NOT exempt drivers from the duty to driver with DUE REGARD
Can a driver be held liable if he/she does not drive with due regard?
Yes, criminally and/or civilly liable
What is due regard?
Providing sufficient notice to other drivers that an ambulance is approaching
Using the appropriate signaling
Traveling at a reasonable speed
Should you pass vehicles on the right?
When should the steady burning red light be used?
When required by CVC Sec. 21055
or when an extreme hazard exists
What can supplement, but NOT replace the steady red light?
The flashing red lights
When can the flashing red lights be used?
When an extreme hazard exists
When can the flashing amber warning lights be used?
When an unusual traffic hazard exists
What does defensive driving mean?
Doing everything you can to avoid being involved in a preventable accident
Five elements of defensive driving
Being aware of the rules of the road, and limitations for you and your vehicle
Being aware of what is going on around you while driving
"Aiming high"; maintaining a high field of vision to at least 1/4th of a mile ahead
Knowing what is appropriate to do and when
Having basic knowledge on how to operate an ambulance
What should you do when backing up?
Have a crew member outside to the left rear of the vehicle, sound horn before moving, constantly check mirrors, and back slowly
Who is responsible for determining mechanical safety of the ambulance?
Who is responsible for maintaining and equipping the ambulance?
Is it essential that an ambulance's heating and air conditioning be functioning?
Should AT LEAST one of the ambulance cots be collapsible?
How wide should ankle/wrist restraints be before and after use?
3 inches before
2 inches after
How many complete sets of clean linen are recommended?
How many sets of splints should be carried?
4 sets of short, medium, and long splints
How many head beds should be carried?
How many OPA's should be carried?
2 for adult
2 for children
1 for infant
1 for newborn
How many oxygen regulators should be carried?
How many BVM's?
1 capable of use with oxygen
How many suction units?
Are tourniquets required to be carried on ambulances?
When should the sterile scissors be used?
To cut the umbilical cord during an emergency childbirth
How many gallons of water?
On top of 1 gallon of water, what other liquids should be carried?
2 Liters of sterile water
2 Liters of sterile isotonic saline
What is the minimum tire tread?
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