Safety and Health Council of North Carolina

A non-profit association preventing injury through
safety education and training since 1960!

Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator: (CEVO 4) Ambulance

6-hour instructor-led classroom course trains ambulance drivers how to drive safety in both emergency and non-emergency situations and provides defensive driving techniques for maneuvering through traffic. CEU may be available for these courses. Contract your State Division of Health/EMS for more information.

Designed on the highly successful “Coaching” method of training, the 4th edition of CEVO Ambulance Instructor-led Classroom Course features:

  • Leader’s Guide, Driver Response Book  and 50- question, computer-scored final test
  • Seven videos plus two additional presentations on braking system
  • Discussion scenarios for both emergency and non-emergency driving situations including applying the principles of “SCC” (scanning, cushion of safety, communicating)
  • “ Active Shooter” and “Move Over Law” review
  • New post-course “Refresher” discussion exercises

CEVO 4 Ambulance Instructor Kit includes:

  • Fully scripted Instructor Guide with group learning exercises, discussion diagrams with enhanced content for the instructor
  • DVD presentation featuring videos with operator point-of-view perspective

CEVO 4 Ambulance Driver Trainee Kit (sold separately):

  • Driver Response Book - 16 page, full color booklet with self-appraisal, discussion questions and traffic analyses diagrams
  • Course completion certificate and recognition patch - upon achieving 80% or better on the Final Test scored by Coaching Systems LLC


CEVO 3- Fire
Instructor Development Course

This program features the newest information on safe driving procedures. Drivers analyze essential prevention skills. Instructors expand on provided traffic examples, applying them to real-life situations.

Topics Covered:

  • Intersections, as well as passing and changing lanes
  • Reaction and cushion of safety
  • Traffic hazard identification
  • Handling blind spots and backing up safety
  • Operating on different road surfaces and in adverse weather


CEVO-3 Instructor Kit Materials Include:

Fully-scripted Instructor Guide

DVD with apparatus inspections and real-life driver scenarios

Group discussion diagrams to reinforce key coaching points

Reproducible observation checklist

CEVO-3 Trainee Kit Materials Include:

Driver Response Books containing self appraisal, discussion questions, situation scenarios, and Coaching Reminder Points

Computer-scored final exam*

Driver Recognition Patch*

* Final exams are scored at Coaching Systems. Participants scoring 80% or better receive a recognition patch and course completion certificate from the National Safety Council.


$395 First Attendee (Instructor Kit Included)
$150 each additional attendee from the same company (Trainee Kit Only)

Please pre-register for class!

Questions? Call Matt Thompson at (919) 719-9818

Onsite Training!

Your Place or Ours

Call Matthew Thompson in Raleigh at (919) 719-9818 or Ian Starkey in Charlotte at (704) 644-4220