2018 NFPA 1451 Standard - Current Edition
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    Effective first response demands safe operation of fire and emergency services vehicles. Train personnel using NFPA 1451.

    NFPA 1451: Standard for a Fire and Emergency Service Vehicle Operations Training Program specifies the minimum requirements for a fire and emergency service vehicle operations training program (except for aircraft, watercraft, and law enforcement), including safety procedures for those members who drive or occupy fire and emergency service vehicles.

    NFPA 1451 emphasizes safety considerations in all areas:

    • Fire departments
    • EMS
    • Other emergency service organizations that respond to emergencies

    Changes in the 2018 edition:

    • Reference materials were updated to match current editions.
    • Knowledge requirement added for vehicle operator safety.
    • All-new annex makes recommendations for the layout, design, and safety of driver training simulators.

    Safeguard fire fighters, emergency responders, and the public.

    NFPA 1451 also guides the development of a written training program including the organizational procedures for training, vehicle maintenance, and identifying equipment deficiencies. It's essential for fire and emergency services data management and recordkeeping staff. (Print, 40 pp., 2018)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1451 Standard for a Fire and Emergency Service Vehicle Operations Training Program, 2018 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration

    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Equivalency.

    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications

    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections.

    Chapter 3 Definitions

    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.

    Chapter 4 General Rules and Considerations

    4.1 General.
    4.2 Operations Training Program.
    4.3 Coordinated Administrative Policies.

    Chapter 5 Training and Education

    5.1 General.
    5.2 Training Frequency.
    5.3 Basic Training and Education Requirements.
    5.4 Instructor Qualifications.
    5.5 Training Program Safety.
    5.6 Training Records.

    Chapter 6 Laws and Liabilities

    6.1 General.
    6.2 Financial Protection.
    6.3 Member Assistance Program.

    Chapter 7 Emergency Response

    7.1 General.
    7.2 Emergency Response Considerations.

    Chapter 8 Crash and Injury Prevention

    8.1 General.
    8.2 FESO Vehicle Drivers’/Operators’ Responsibility.
    8.3 Responsibility of Persons Riding in or on FESO Vehicles.
    8.4 Apparatus Prone to Rollover.
    8.5 Safe Operations at Highway Incidents.
    8.6 Ambulance Operation.

    Chapter 9 Crash Review

    9.1 General.
    9.2 Crash and Injury Reports and Records.

    Chapter 10 Vehicle and Apparatus Care

    10.1 FESO and Aircraft Rescue/Fire-Fighting Vehicles and Apparatus.
    10.2 Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair of Vehicles.
    10.3 Vehicle Records.

    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Emergency Vehicle Hazard Avoidance Checklist
    Annex C Driver Simulator Guide
    Annex D Informational References

  • Prior Editions

    2013 Edition

    Safeguard fire fighters, emergency responders, and the public. Follow NFPA 1451 up-to-date training procedures for safe incident response.

    Revised with updated requirements, the 2013 edition of NFPA 1451: Standard for a Fire and Emergency Service Vehicle Operations Training Program specifies the minimum requirements for a fire and emergency service vehicle operations training program (except for aircraft, watercraft, and law enforcement), including safety procedures for those members who drive or occupy fire and emergency service vehicles.

    NFPA 1451 emphasizes safety considerations in all areas, including for:

    • Fire departments
    • EMS
    • Other emergency service organizations that respond to emergencies

    New in the 2013 edition:

    • An added section on training for hazard prevention including EMS, with checklists
    • Added training for additional safety systems such as antilock brakes (ABS), vehicle stability, and traffic control systems
    • A change in the highway safety incident section to meet the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
    • Requirement for SOPs on other means of transportation such as ATVs and bikes

    NFPA 1451 also guides the development of a written training program including the organizational procedures for training, vehicle maintenance, and identifying equipment deficiencies. It's essential for fire and emergency services data management and recordkeeping staff. (Softbound, 32 pp., 2013)

     

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