EMERGENCY VEHICLE TECHNICIANS

This program offers test preparation, training courses, and hosts certification/recertification examination through the Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Commission, Inc. (EVTCC) for those who perform maintenance on emergency automobiles and apparatuses most often used in the fire service. Technicians are required to attend training and obtain certification to service these complex and life-saving vehicles.

EVT Training schedule

All EVT Training will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819. For closest proximity, please book your accommodations by CLICKING HERE.

*Registration to the training class DOES NOT include registration for certification/recertification testing. Please schedule the exam at least twenty-one (21) days prior to testing date through the Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Commission, Inc. (EVTCC) directly on their website.*

Course Information

M1 and M2 Management – 3 Day Class, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Chris Koop

This course if for the preparation for the M1 and M2 exams for Supervisors and Managers of Emergency Apparatus and is based on the principles published by Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) in the Career Fleet Manager as well as NFPA 1901, 1911,1071&1917.

HVAC / E3 Ambulance HVAC – 2 Day Class, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Provided by Marks Air | Instructor: Steve Jones

  • A detailed review of HVAC theory and system fundamentals for both heavy apparatus and ambulance.
  • Practical hands-on classroom instruction for recommended service procedures with a focus on heavy apparatus in session one.
  • Introduction to new refrigerants, components, and HVAC technology.
  • Real world prep for EPA Section 609 certification and on-site test administration.
  • Focus in session two to prepare technicians for successful EVT E-3 ambulance HVAC testing.
  • Highlighted review of NFPA & GSA design criteria and maintenance requirements with field specialist insight.
  • The use of actual cut-away components, mobile displays, and live demos to enhance the learning process.

F3 Fire Pumps – 2 Day Class, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jay Rought

This course covers the general design, performance, and testing standards for pumper apparatus per NFPA 1900 and 1910.

F8 Fire Apparatus Hydraulic Systems – 4 Day Class, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Darrell Beatrice

This course covers Hydraulic theory, understanding hydraulic systems and components including their operation, function and troubleshooting.

F4 Apparatus Electrical Systems – 1 Day Class, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michael Young

This course covers and overview of the basic principles of electricity, operation, use of diagnostic equipment, batteries, charging systems, and starting systems, for the fire apparatus and general maintenance and servicing.

Whelen – 1 Day Class, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Provided by Whelen | Instructor: Austin Cobb

  • WeCan X – Troubleshooting
  • Command – Troubleshooting

Waterous Fire Pumps – 2 Day Class, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Provided by Waterous | Instructor: Chris Wandmacher

Day One

  • Operation, Maintenance and Overhaul of Waterous Fire pumps.
  • Overview of pump theory and construction.

Day Two

  • Practical hands-on tear down of a Waterous pump/ Transfer Case and Accessories.

Hale Fire Pumps – 2 Day Class, Transportation Departs at 7:00 a.m.
Provided by Idex, conducted at the Ocala plant (transportation provided)

Day One

  • Operation, Maintenance and Overhaul of Hale Fire pumps.
  • Overview of pump theory and construction.
  • Factory Tour

Day Two

  • Practical hands-on tear down of a Hale pump/ Transfer Case and Accessories.

Neihoff – ½ Day Class, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Provided by Neihoff | Instructor: Pete Sremac

Basic charging system troubleshooting course covers the following topics.

  • Inspection Questions & Ohm’s Law
  • Electrical Test Tools
  • Battery Types and Testing
  • Belt Drive, Cables & Terminals
  • Alternator Output
  • Voltage Regulator Functions
  • Alternator and Regulator Wiring Schematic
  • Alternator Pin to Pin Troubleshooting
  • Voltage Drop

Power Brake – ½ Day Class, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Provided by Power Brake | Instructor: John Campo

  • The physics of braking
  • Federal regulations – FMVSS-121, NFPA1911
  • The brake formula – all factors that impact brake efficiency
  • Adjustment – disc and drum brakes
  • Pushrod travel (stroke)
  • De-mystifying coefficient of friction
  • OEM installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Testing and validation
  • Preventative maintenance

EVT Examinations

EVT examinations will take place at 8:00 a.m. on Friday January 12th and should be scheduled and paid for direct with the EVT Certification Committee. Students can register directly at www.evtcc.org.