Working for the emergency medical service requires strong nerves and exceptional concentration. During deployment, every move needs to be perfect. This also applies to the steering of the emergency vehicle. In the WAS driving safety training programme for the emergency medical service, participants train for critical traffic situations and everyday driving manoeuvres with various WAS emergency vehicles.
Emergency medical service personnel train in various emergency vehicles, including manoeuvres such as emergency braking and evasive manoeuvres, even in wet conditions. Specific training for driving in the dark rounds off the programme. Various WAS emergency and transport ambulances are used. Participants are free to bring their own rescue vehicles to the training session.
The course, lasting 1.5 days, also consists of theoretical instructions but features a clear emphasis on practice-oriented exercises under the guidance of experienced and specially trained moderators. In addition, behaviour patterns that have already been memorised are questioned in moderated discussions and participants are encouraged to develop new perspectives.
The fee-based safety training programme is delivered in line with the guidelines of the German Road Safety Council (Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat DVR) and is sponsored by the German Occupational Health & Safety Agency (Berufsgenossenschaft Gesundheit (BGW)).
In addition to the course that takes place on the EUVA Euregio Verkehrsakademie GmbH training ground in Nordhorn, participants spend half a day with WAS in Wietmarschen. The programme includes an exciting plant tour and a forum for collegial exchange.
Individual group sessions can be requested by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Price per person including accommodation and meals: €350 + VAT. 50 % of the price is due directly upon registration. The driving safety training programme will take place when the minimum number of participants is reached.