Training Authority EMS-Driver
These guidelines and minimum standards are set forth in order to establish a minimum level of training for the EMS Driver in the state of Mississippi. These guidelines and minimum standards shall be met by all EMS Driver courses in the state. Additionally, organized EMS districts as recognized by the BEMS, are authorized to provide this training. The BEMS may approve EMS Driver programs if it is determined after review by the BEMS staff and the Medical Direction, Training and Quality Assurance Committee that the objectives of the training program equal or exceed those of the state of Mississippi. All EMS Driver training programs must have the BEMS approval prior to the start of class.
EMS Driver Curriculum
EMS Driver Curriculum must conform, at minimum, to the National Standard Emergency Vehicle Operator Curriculum developed by the United States Department of Transportation and all current revisions as approved for use by the BEMS. Minimum hours required for EMS Driver are: 4 didactic, and lab instruction sufficient to ensure operator competency, minimum 4 hours. Written permission from the BEMS must be obtained prior to the start of an EMS Driver course.
EMS Driver Training Programs
- Possession of a valid driver’s license
- Age of at least 18 years
Contact Dale Holdiness or Scottie Martin (601-576-7380) at the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services for schedules on EMS Driver training opportunities.