evoc evoc exam

Question Answer
Explain the theme of Emergency Driving. The theme of emergency driving is guaranteed arrival. Driving decisions must reflect a balance between the need to respond quickly and the threat to public and officer safety. Ensure you go home safe at the end of your shift!
Name the 3 rules of defensive driving 1) Identify and Predict.2) Get Eye Contact. 3) Leave an Escape Route.
Identify 5 important steps of a pre-driving vehicle inspection 1. vehicle is clean. Check tires . 2. Check for damage.3.Safety Equipment/spare tire. Make sure trunk is clear of previous officer’s exhibits. 4. Check fluids. 5. Check under front seats. 6. Test lights and sirens. 7. Check gauges and gas level.
What is push-pull steering and why is it important? Hands are placed at 9 and 3 o’clock. Left hand stays on left ? of steering wheel, right stays on right. Hands never cross each other. Avoids airbag injury. Maintain control of wheel at all times.
What is eye lead and why is it important? Eye lead demands the driver to look 8-12 seconds ahead of wheel through the top ? of the windshield. Allows for more perception (field of view) and reaction time. Allows you to look for escape routes during an emergency situation.
What is the optimum eye lead required by professional police drivers? 8-12 seconds.
What authorities govern police driving in Saskatchewan? Criminal Code sections 25(1) and 26TSA section 238
Under the TSA when does a police vehicle become an emergency vehicle? Section 238(2) (a) an emergency exists and only while the emergency device and emergency light are in operation; and (b) it is necessary in the circumstances to do so.
In what order is priority given to emergency vehicles under the TSA? Fire engine, fire apparatus, ambulance, police, other emergency vehicles.
What are the 3 keys to professional police driving? 1) Use caution at all times.2) Be in control of the vehicle at all times.3) Be in control of the situation at all times
What are the 3 areas of police driving? 1) Routine patrol.2) General calls for service. 3) Priority calls for service.
What factors should be considered when responding to a call for service? Is there a risk of death or grievous bodily harm at the call?Is this a current issue or an issue that requires follow-up?Has the call been upgraded from non-priority to priority?Are you the closest responding officer?
When is an emergency response required? One that requires an immediate law enforcement response for the protection of life. Generally:Any life threatening emergency;Serious crime in progress;Officer needs assistance;Traffic collision involving major injuries;Fire.
What is one of the most significant effects of elevated emotions on driving performance? Elevated emotions can reduce your ability to interpret, predict or assess a situation correctly.
Elevated emotions can reduce your ability to interpret, predict or assess a situation correctly. Getting proper rest, nutrition and exercise are key to combating overall stress. You can only be at one place and do one thing at a time. Focus on the tasks that are presented to you at any given time. Deep breathing . Slow yourself down.
When the brain perceives a threat, it automatically produces a chemical rush in the body. Explain the physiological reaction to perceived stress. Increase heart rate, blood pressure and lung action Body produces cortisol, adrenaline, noradrenaline to protect itselfSweat glands activated to prevent overheatingPupils dilate allowing more light to enterNon-essential body functions slow down
Explain what you can do to mitigate the effects of stress. Scanning your head – just like we do in firearms to break tunnel visionTactical breathing start breathing through your nose for 4 secondshold your breath for 4 seconds slowly exhale through the mouth for 4 seconds
What is brake fade? Brakes create friction in order to stop/slow the vehicle. Brake fade occurs when overuse of brakes does not allow for proper cooling and the brakes are unable to grab and stop the wheel movement.
What is the primary benefit to threshold braking? Steering control – Research indicates that threshold braking allows you to stop the vehicle quicker than ABS while maintaining steering control. Threshold braking is depressing the brake to the point just prior to the activation of ABS.
What percentage of braking force acts on wheels during heavy threshold braking? 70% of a vehicle’s braking is done by the front brakes.
What are the advantages of a late apex corner? 1.Maximize control2.Increase time to react 3.Increased visibility
What factors impact the stability and control of a vehicle? type of road surfaceweather conditions,weight distribution affected by:number of passengers, trunk load, position of weightsteering, braking and accelerating;driver experience, skills and focus affect stability and control;tire condition; and
What is a skid? Friction is the grip between the tires contact patch and the road surface. This friction allows for the vehicle to stop, start and turn. A vehicle may skid when one or more tires lose normal drip or traction with the road surface.
What are the 4 basic rules for controlling a skid? Do not use the brakes until steering control has been re-established.Do not touch the accelerator, move your foot awayWhether m/auto quickly put the vehicle into neutral.With RWD only counter steer to correct the skid
First responders are more likely to crash when distracted or inattentiveT or F True
Clearing intersections module Section 238(9)(a) TSA- requires traffic to immediately pull to the right edge of the roadway and stop in response to the emergency equipment of an emergency vehicle.
The Approach Eyelead- Scan 1 to ? blocks ahead and to each side.Evaluate traffic conditions Position for max visibility Slow downFluctuate the siren to get the attention of othersStop when necessary
Clearing an Intersection Allow time for other drivers to react. Cover the brake pedal be prepared to brake quickly.Clear lane by lane Keep looking left, then right then left all the way through the intersection. Look for other emergency vehiclesMake eye contact
Define negligence as it relates to EVOC: A person has acted negligently if he or she has departed from the conduct expected of a reasonably prudent person acting under similar circumstances, or a failure to conform to a certain standard of care.
Negligence in Civil Court would be determined by 3 factors. 1) The officer owed to the injured party a certain standard of care in conduct2) Through an act the officer failed to conform his or her conduct to that standard, and3) The officer’s failure to conduct his or her conduct within that standard.
Standard of Care of a trained professional: Failure to obey the law and therefore constitutes negligence A violation of traffic statutes which results in injury to other motorists or pedestrians most often results in a finding of AUTOMATIC NEGLIGENCE and failure to inspect.
Research indicates that the operator of a vehicle at normal speeds on a roadway must make between 150-200 decisions per minuteT or F True
In certain situations we are allowed to drive contrary to the Traffic Safety Act; however, your primary consideration needs to be for the ‘Due regard and Safety of Others’. T or F True
State the definition of indemnification as it relates to emergency driving Idemnify is defined as compensate (someone) for harm or loss, secure (someone) against legal responsibility for their actions.Essentially you just need to act reasonably and within the scope of your duties and your agency will idemnify you.
State the importance of articulating your actions in an emergency driving incident in report writing Good report writing articulates your actions in the incident and creates compelling evidence in the process. Your report should relay your account of the incident.Provide details The key to a good collision report is not only the who, what, where,