Material required for each student to attend classroom:

EVOC Student Manual

Virginia Criminal Law Manual

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:


Additional VAVRS Instructor Updates have been scheduled.  The Virginia EVOC Coordinators and the VAVRS Training Coordinator have completed an inventory of instructors and any instructors that have not completed the 2021 Instructor Update were sent an email advising them of two addtional dates where they can attend in order to remain an active instructor.  Any instructor not completing an update by December 31, 2021 will be removed from instructor status.

Any EVOC Instructor that knows they have not attended and does not want to be overlooked should send an email to Gary Dalton (gdalton@vavrs.com) with their contact information.

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

Next update:  Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm at the VAVRS State Headquarters and Training Center, 2535 Turkey Creek Road, Oilville, Va  23129.  To register you must email gdalton@vavrs.com or call 540-481-0125.

Also, Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at the VAVRS State Headquarters and Training Center, 2535 Turkey Creek Road, Oilville, Va  23129.  To register you must email gdalton@vavrs.com or call 540-481-0125.

Additional dates may occur depending on need.

As always, if you have questions or concerns please contact me at gdalton@vavrs.com.

Instructor Material - Updated - 03-12-21

EVOC Student Manual

Virginia Criminal Law Manual

EVOC Lesson Plans

EVOC PowerPoints

Reference Material

VAVRS Training Brochure

National Safety Culture Change Iniative Brochure

Alive on Arrival Brochure

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

Gary Dalton
P O Box 522
202B Southridge Court
Woodstock, VA 22664

VAVRS EVOC Instructor Trainers
District 1
Ronnie Slough
49 Bedford Rd.
Buena Vista, Va. 24416


District 2
Doug Eberhardt
902 Matthew Thornton Drive
Williamsburg, VA    23188

District 3
Kenneth Frenier
212 Spring Drive
Colonial Heights, VA  23834

District 5
James W. Fontaine
189 Crestwood Drive
Madison Heights, VA 24572

District 6
Mike Smoot
1476 Ashbourne Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501

District 7
Rickey Hodge
7900 Wood Haven Rd
Roanoke VA 24019

District 8
Gary Dalton
P O Box 522
202B Southridge Court
Woodstock, VA 22664


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


District 10
Kevin Dillard
1170 International Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA  22406