Driver Training Video: What Does this Really Teach?

A couple of days ago I posted tips for Navigating the Cone Course with the Ambulance during a CEVO or EVOC course. Then I found this video:

At the end of the video the instructor says, “It wasn’t really fast that we were going.”

I think this video teaches:
1. It is OK to go fast.

2. Ambulances are designed for high speed maneuvers.

3. Risk taking behavior is rewarded. Timidity is mocked.

What do you think this video teaches? Does your organization use this activity as part of its driver training? Why?

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.