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Training - Driver Training Program

What Does a UVAC Driver Do?

The driver on duty is responsible for the general welfare of the ambulance, as well as the safe transport of the duty personnel and patients. All UVAC drivers have received AVOC training (Ambulance Vehicle Operators Course), have been cleared by the University, and have successfully completed the driver trainee program.

Driver Trainee Program

The driver trainee program requires that all trainees demonstrate comfort behind the wheel of an ambulance in a non-emergent and emergent setting. To demonstrate this, the trainee must be observed by designated driver trainers (those who have shown extensive knowledge of an ambulance, and are aware of all rules pertaining to safe operation of such). The program also requires that the trainee safely transport a minimum of three patients to the hospital with the duty crew, while showing competent driving ability and awareness. Once cleared by the Assistant Chief of Logistics, trainees will be able to sign up for the driver positions on any shift.

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Contact Information

University Volunteer Ambulance Corps
5721 Cutler Health Center
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-4037 | Fax: (207) 581-3997E-mail: UVAC@umit.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System