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High speed patient transportation is usually unnecessary but the five to seven percent that probably require "Code 3" transport include

A. Serious Fractures
B. Spinal Injuries
C. Uncontrolled Hemorrhage
D. Heart Attacks
C. Uncontrolled Hemorrhage
The ambulance drivers primary responsibility is:

A. Safe Patient Transportation
B. Speedy transportation to the closest facility
C. Fuel conservation
D. The quality of medical care provided to the patient
A. Safe Patient Transportation
You must demonstrate your ability to safely operate an ambulance to:

A. The Department of Motor Vehicles
B. Your Employer
C. The California Highway Patrol
D. All the above
B. Your Employer
When driving an ambulance "Code 3" the driver should:

A. Display a flashing red warning lamp
B. Avoid passing vehicles on their right
C. Sound the siren continuously
D. Do all of the above
B. Avoid passing vehicles on their right
If your ambulance drivers certificate has been revoked for reckless driving, you may reapply after a period of not less than:

A. Six months
B. One year
C. Two years
D. Three years
B. One year
You shall not drive an ambulance when your ability to operate the vehicle safely is affected by:

A. Fatigue or illness
B. A temporary disability
C. A permanent disability
D. Any of the above
D. Any of the above
The ambulance driver is required to inspect the ambulance:

A. Once a week
B. Daily
C. Prior to operation
D. After each trip
C. Prior to operation
Smoking in the ambulance is:

A. Not mentioned in the regulations
B. Permitted by regulations
C. Prohibited only in the patient compartment
D. Permitted only as specified by regulation
A. Not mentioned in the regulations
While driving under "Code 3" exemptions, you may disobey a red stop signal only if:

A. The ambulance makes a full stop first
B. The ambulance speed is slowed to 15 MPH
C. The ambulance does not exceed 25 MPH
D. There is no cross traffic observed
B. The ambulance speed is slowed to 15 MPH
Although you possess an ambulance driver certificate renewed after December of last year, you may not respond to an emergency call:

A. If your drivers license has been suspended
B. If your required EMT has expired
C. If your medical certificate was not issued within the last two years
D. If any of the above circumstances exist
D. If any of the above circumstances exist
Medical conditions wherein especially smooth, low speed patient transportation is preferable include:

A. Spinal Injuries
B. Serious Fractures
C. Heart Attacks
D. All of the above
D. All of the above
A trainee may be substituted for the qualified ambulance attendant:

A. If no qualified attendant is available
B. If the trainee has completed an advanced first-aid course
C. If the trainee is enrolled in an approved EMT-1A course
D. In none of the above instances
D. In none of the above instances
Every ambulance driver must be trained to use all the required ambulance equipment and to assist the attendant in care of the injured:

A. Before responding to an emergency call
B. Within the first 90 days of employment
C. Within the first 6 months of employment
D. Within the first year of employment
A. Before responding to an emergency call
When ambulances are readily available from two or more services, your ambulance company may respond to a motor vehicle accident:

A. Only upon instruction from a law-enforcement or public agency dispatcher
B. Promptly after receiving a call from a private person
C. Immediately after receiving the call via CB radio
D. Whenever your ambulance is closer to the scene than your competitor's
A. Only upon instruction from a law-enforcement or public agency dispatcher
Studies have shown that sirens on emergency vehicles do not give sufficiant warnings to:

A. Pedestrians
B. Drivers of vehicles directly ahead
C. Drivers of vehicles approaching on a cross street
D. Drivers of vehicles moving slowly in dense traffic
C. Drivers of vehicles approaching on a cross street
The decision to use high speed patient transportation requires sound judgement, because such operation can:

A. Frighten the patient
B. Put a stabilized patient into shock
C. Disrupt ongoing medical treatment
D. Do all of the above
D. Do all of the above
In order to maintain a valid ambulance driver certificate you must pass a physical examination:

A. Every year
B. Every two years
C. When renewing the EMT-1(Ambulance) certificate
D. When renewing the ambulance driver certificate
B. Every two years
When a qualified attendant is not readily available, the driver of an ambulance dispatched for emergency service shall:

A. respond promptly without the attendant
B. Wait for the attendant
C. Notify the dispatcher of the inability to respond
D. Substitute a trainee for the attendant
C. Notify the dispatcher of the inability to respond
The amber warning lamps on the ambulance may be displayed only:

A. During "Code 3" operation
B. At the scene of an emergency
C. When an unusual traffic hazard exists
D. When loading or unloading a patient
C. When an unusual traffic hazard exists
The red warning lamps on the ambulance may be displayed:

A. When responding to an emergency call
B. When an extreme hazard exists
C. When speed in transporting the patient is essential
D. Under any of the above circumstances
D. Under any of the above circumstances
Responsibility for determining the mechanical safety of the ambulance rests primarily with the:

A. Service owner
B. Ambulance attendant
C. Service mechanic
D. Ambulance driver
D. Ambulance driver
A tire may not be used on an ambulance when it is so worn that the tread depth in any two adjacent grooves is less than:

A. 1/32 of an inch
B. 3/32 of an inch
C. 1/16 of an inch
D. None of the above
A. 1/32 of an inch
When transporting a stabilized patient, the driver should:

A. Always drive "Code 3"
B. Use only the flashing red lights but not the siren
C. Not exceed the posted speed limit
D. Have no need to be concerned about smooth driving
C. Not exceed the posted speed limit
Unless specifically exempted, a new ambulance driver must obtain a valid EMT-1(ambulance) certificate:

A. Within one year of employment
B. After two years of employment
C. Only if needed to work as an attendant
D. Only to renew an ambulance driver certificate
A. Within one year of employment
Your ambulance drivers certificate may be denied or revoked for conviction of:

A. Possession of stolen property
B. Possession of marijuana
C. Indecent exposure
D. Any of the above
D. Any of the above
A conviction that has been set aside or dismissed following probation as permitted by Penal Code Section 1203.4:

A. Is considered a conviction regardless of the dismissal
B. Will have no effect on the application
C. Need not be reported on the application
D. May not be used to used to disqualify an applicant
A. Is considered a conviction regardless of the dismissal
Authority for the management of the scene of a traffic accident involving injuries is vested in the:

A. Public safety agency having investigative authority
B. Paramedic
C. Ambulance attendant
D. Most medically qualified health care professional
A. Public safety agency having investigative authority
Temporary Certificate becomes void after:
180 days
Regular Certificate is issued not to exceed _____ years and will expire as the applicant's driver license.
Five
Minimum requirements for beginner driver?

Within a year with initial issuance of ambulance driver certificate must have?
1. Advance first Aid certificate and valid certificate in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

2. EMT-1 certificate
There are certain medical conditions that probably require "Code 3" operation but these transports constitute 5-7 % of total trips:
1. Uncontrolled hemorrhage

2. Uncontrolled cardiovascular or respiratory impairment

3. Complicated impending childbirth,(e.g. requiring operative intervention)
In rural environment, a person in a closed car proceeding at ____mph with the radio playing may not be aware of a penetrating electronic siren until it is as close as ____ away.
55 mph , 33 feet
In city traffic a driver with the car windows open and no radio playing might not detect the siren more than _____ feet away
123
Particular hazards that should be anticipated during Code 3:
blind intersections

driveways

motorist with impaired hearing

inattentive drivers
Warning lamp effectiveness may be reduced by:
Low sun or glare

Confusion with traffic signals or neon lights

Their position on the ambulance (if too high or low..might be out of driver's range of vision)
Temporary Certificate becomes void after:
180 days
Regular Certificate is issued not to exceed _____ years and will expire as the applicant's driver license.
Five
Minimum requirements for beginner driver?

Within a year with initial issuance of ambulance driver certificate must have?
1. Advance first Aid certificate and valid certificate in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

2. EMT-1 certificate
There are certain medical conditions that probably require "Code 3" operation but these transports constitute 5-7 % of total trips:
1. Uncontrolled hemorrhage

2. Uncontrolled cardiovascular or respiratory impairment

3. Complicated impending childbirth,(e.g. requiring operative intervention)
In rural environment, a person in a closed car proceeding at ____mph with the radio playing may not be aware of a penetrating electronic siren until it is as close as ____ away.
55 mph , 33 feet
What are the five elements of defensive driving?
1. Knowledge

2. Alertness

3. Vision
* Driver should aim high by raising his filed of vision to at least 1/4 of a mile ahead to observe potential hazards.

4. Judgment

5. Skill
Following distances should be used as a general rule:
1. Increased 50% if the ambulance is large or heavy

2. 2x if road is slippery/loose, vision is obscured or driver not alert

3. 3x if road surface packed with snow/ice
55 mph passing distance is:
807 ft
High speed Driving primary rules:
1. Don't try to negotiate curve or turn faster than you know you can and allow for conditions

2. Avoid brake fade

3. When speed is doubled, braking distance 4x