Best Practices to Minimize Injuries and Deaths while Using Privately Owned Vehicles (POVs) for ESO Responses

A report exploring best practices while using privately owned vehicles (POV) for ESO responses. The report is a joint effort between the Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS), Safety, Health and Survival Section (SHSS), and the NVFC.

It contains model policies and recommended procedures fire departments can adopt to minimize injuries and deaths while responders are using their own vehicles during emergencies.

Download Let's Make a Difference: Best Practices to Minimize Injuries and Deaths while Using POVs for ESO Responses as a:

.EPUB (For iBooks)

.MOBI (For Kindle Readers)

PDF file (1 mb)

  • Topics:
    • Department Administration
    • Human Resources
    • Retention2
    • Human Relations
    • Volunteer
    • Retention
  • Resource Type:
    • SOP/SOG
  • Organizational Author:
    • Volunteer Combination Officers Section
    • Safety Health Survival Section

Related Resources

  • The International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are proud to release this important report focused on providing actions to reduce the risk factors of cancer in the fire ... read more
  • Need help with volunteer recruitment & retention?  We can help! Services include: Volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention plans Marketing and demographic data for targeted outreach Development of social media calendars Day-to-day management of federal grants ... read more
  • By Fire Chief John M. Buckman, III, (Ret.) Evansville, IN “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”  - Thucydides, Ancient Greek Historian ... read more