The main aim of this driving standard is to benefit emergency services drivers and other road users by:
- reducing the particular risks associated with the driving of emergency service vehicles
- making sure that patients and passengers are safe and comfortable, and
- cultivating the attitude that responding to an emergency should never involve actions which could lead to the death or injury of any person
Mark Dodd and the team have provided advanced driver training to the emergency services since 2003. The Advanced Driver Programme for the Emergency Services was developed following the establishment by Mark Dodd of an expert reference group comprising of representatives from the Fire Service, Gardaí and Army. The ‘Advanced Driver Programme’ was delivered in fifteen fire services country wide.
Mark Dodd and the team have successfully delivered training to ESDS Level 3 in a number of fire authorities and ambulance services. To date, we have a 95% success rate of first time passes.