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Description:  The Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) is patterned after the State Office of Transportation Safety EVOC guide. The course emphasizes safe driving skills. Additionally, the course gives you (the emergency driver) all the vehicle codes of Virginia which will affect you. This course is designed to help reduce the number of crashes involving emergency vehicles. The course includes classroom and driving range skills.
Upon completion of the VAVRS EVOC course, five points can be added to the driver s record in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This point system for your license is allowed only once every two (2) years.
Note: A current edition of the EVOC textbook is required by each student taking this course - cost of textbook for students is $5.00.  The textbook can be downloaded from the VAVRS Website at no cost.  Students may use to review before and or during the class on their own electronic device, however, please be aware not all training sites have internet access.


Course Hours:  16

Refresher Hours:   4 classroom and 4 hours practical (practical hours may be waived with submission of a Certificate of Driving Experience Form approved by Lead Instructor)

Basic Course Prerequisites: 
  • Minimum of 18 years of age first day of course
  • Valid operator’s license
  • Affiliated or have pending affiliation with an Emergency Services Organization

Instructor Course Prerequisites: 
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Hold valid and current VAVRS or VDFP EVOC certification
  • Be certified in basic EVOC for at least one year
  • Have successfully completed the EVOC pre-test with a score of 80
  • Active first responder for at least three (3) years
  • A member of a VAVRS Agency or a VAVRS Individual Member
  • Maintain a current Virginia Operator’s License**
  • Submit a copy of their Virginia driving record not more than 30 days prior to course
 
**Any EVOC instructor who has their operator’s license revoked, suspended, or limited for ANY period of time MUST IMMEDIATELY notify the VAVRS Training Officer.  The instructor will IMMEDIATELY stop teaching and participating in all EVOC classes and contests within the VAVRS until issues are investigated by the VAVRS Training Officer or their appointee and reviewed by the VAVRS Executive Committee.
reviewed by the VAVRS Executive Committee.

NHTSA Large Truck Traffic Safety Facts
 
Certificate of Driving Experience Form
 
VAOEMS Regarding EVOC Course Equivalents as of 05/08/18

VAVRS EVOC Student Manual 2015


2021 VAVRS EVOC Instructor Update Information:

EVOC INSTRUCTOR UPDATE: 


Social distancing and mask will be required. You must contact the VAVRS State Office to register 804-749-8191 or email VAVRS Training Coordinator Jamie Jarrard: jamie@vavrs.com.  

If you cannot attend, do not worry as there will be many more opportunities to get this valuable information.


Additional updates will be held by the Instructor Trainers appointed to the districts and should be held before June 30, 2021. We may have updates, as needed, that coincide with other VAVRS events (Rescue College, and/or Convention). This is to be determined.

District 1 will hold their update at Preston L. Yancey Fire Co, 2015 Jefferson Highway, Fishersville, VA on May 1st from 10a until 1p.
Register by calling VAVRS Office at 804-749-8191 or emailing VAVRS Training Coordinator - Jamie Jarrard:  jamie@vavrs.com
 
District 3 will hold their updates at the VAVRS State Office and Training Center, 2535 Turkey Creek Road, Oilville, VA  23129 on April 17 from 9a until 12n and 1p until 4p.  Register by calling VAVRS Office at 804-749-8191 or emailing VAVRS Training Coordinator - Jamie Jarrard:  jamie@vavrs.com

District 5 will hold their updates at the Centra Sim Lab, 905 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA on May 1 from 9a until 12n.  Register by calling VAVRS Office at 804-749-8191 or emailing VAVRS Training Coordinator - Jamie Jarrard:  jamie@vavrs.com

District 7 will hold their update at Floyd County Rescue Squad, 452 Floyd Highway North, Floyd, VA on April 3rd from 10a until 1p.
Register by calling VAVRS Office at 804-749-8191 or emailing VAVRS Training Coordinator - Jamie Jarrard:  jamie@vavrs.com

New USB drives, student handbooks, Virginia Laws booklets, training brochures, tests and other information will be disseminated and/or covered after the update.

As always, if you have questions or concerns please contact me at gdalton@vavrs.com.
New Program Files - 03-12-21

EVOC Student Manual

Alive on Arrival Brochure

EVOC Lesson Plans

National Safety Culture Change Iniative Brochure

EVOC PowerPoints

VAVRS Training Brochure

Virginia Criminal Law Manual

Virginia DMV Driving Manual
 
If you have questions contact an EVOC Course Coordinator
  
VAVRS EVOC Course Coordinators
 
E. B. "Bubby" Bish, Jr.
920 Dogwood Drive
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
804-731-1131

E-Mail
 
Gary Dalton
P O Box 522
202B Southridge Court
Woodstock, VA 22664
540-481-0125

E-Mail
 
 
VAVRS EVOC Instructor Trainers
 
District 1
Ronnie Slough
49 Bedford Rd.
Buena Vista, Va. 24416
540-261-7574

E-Mail

District 2
Doug Eberhardt
902 Matthew Thornton Drive
Williamsburg, VA    23188
757-645-8850

E-Mail
 
District 3
Kenneth Frenier
212 Spring Drive
Colonial Heights, VA  23834
804-479-6274

E-Mail
 
District 5
James W. Fontaine
189 Crestwood Drive
Madison Heights, VA 24572
434-929-6310

E-Mail
 
District 6
Mike Smoot
1476 Ashbourne Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
434-944-3955

E-Mail
 
District 7
Rickey Hodge
7900 Wood Haven Rd
Roanoke VA 24019
540-392-4531

E-Mail
 
District 8
Gary Dalton
P O Box 522
202B Southridge Court
Woodstock, VA 22664
540-481-0125

E-Mail

District 9
Curtis Crawford
P O Box 1371
Saltville, VA  24370
(276) 685-8644

E-Mail

District 10
Kevin Dillard
1170 International Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA  22406
540-752-7721

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