Emergency Vehicle Operators Course

Operating an emergency vehicle through traffic can be very challenging and there is no tolerance for mistakes. An emergency vehicle operator must have a thorough understanding of the driving techniques necessary to be competent and safe. Student of CTEC''s two-day (16 hours) Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) will have one-day of classroom and one-day on the track.

The classroom component includes:

- Legal aspects of emergency vehicle operation

- Vehicle Preperation

- Vehicle Dynamics

- Human Behaviour

- Routine (non-emergency) driving

- Emergency response driving

The practical exercises on the track are CTEC's Advanced Driver Training modules specifically adapted to meet the needs of the EVO:

- Tight Access Maneuvering

- Emergency Procedures

- Skid Recognition, Correction and Avoidance

- Hazard Awareness and Critical Decision Making

CTEC's 40hr EVOC course expands on the 2 day program. The 5 day format permits more focused training and practice time.

CTEC offers a government certified Professional Driver Improvement Course for Emergency Vehicle Operators. This course is a one-day classroom based course, that entitles successful participants to demerit point reduction.

1. Everything we teach is supported by science. CTEC has taken the knowledge gained from years of forensic motor vehicle collision reconstruction experience, and built what is one of the top driver training courses in Canada.

2. Our skid vehicle provides a lower friction surface so that the dynamic instabilities are genuine. Most other devices merely simulate a skid. The difference could save your life.

3. Our skid vehicle separates understeer and oversteer instabilities giving the student the opportunity to clearly understand what is occurring, why it occurred, recognize the difference, learn the proper correction and ultimately, with that greater knowledge, avoid the skid to begin with.

4. We utilize a state-of-the-art simulator to expose the student to a variety of hazards that could not possibly be presented in any other way. The simulations allow CTEC to present realistic scenarios and closely monitor the driver in several challenging environments. The correlation between participant behaviour in a simulator with real world behaviours is well documented and is undeniable.

5. Each participants progress on the core competencies is measured both subjectively and objectively.

6. Corporate clients can access their employees performance records on-line.

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Your first choice for medical and safety services. Since 1994, Vital Signs has provided an exceptional service to the province of Alberta in medical and safety staffing and training. Vital Signs has been actively involved in the development and operation of health centres and emergency response plans in private industry. We offer creative solutions to help meet your specific needs.

CTEC is proud to work with Vital Sign Health Services.

To serve and protect the public through registering, licencing, educating, and disciplining members of the college, providing a continuum of regulatory oversight, and exercising our powers and discharging our responsibilities in the public interest.

CTEC is proud to work along side the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics.


Driving is the most dangerous activity a human can do. There is simply nothing else that we do that results in the volume of death, injury and property damage as does driving. Today’s driving environment is very complicated and traditional driver training often fails to provide the skills needed to safely operate in that environment. Being human our skills erode over time and we often allow bad habits to form. Driving is something we all do. Driving is dangerous. We should have the skills to do it well.