Best Practices to Minimize Injuries and Deaths When Using Privately Owned Vehicles for Responses

This report explores 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.

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

  • Topics:
    • Volunteer
    • Featured Volunteer
    • Operations
    • Safety & Health
    • Featured Safety & Health
  • Resource Type:
    • Report/ publication
  • Organizational Author:
    • Safety Health Survival Section
    • Volunteer Combination Officers Section

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