Emergency Medical Technician Basic
Module 8 Theory Assessment

5 Sample Questions

The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle, when involved in an emergency operation, may not exercise which of the following privileges?

  • A. exceed the maximum speed limits
  • B. disregard regulations governing the direction of movement of the ambulance
  • C. proceed through a red light at full speed as long as the siren is on
  • D. proceed through a red light only after slowing down as necessary for safe operation

Generally the use of an escort vehicle to lead the ambulance to the hospital is a:

  • A. good idea because it speeds the trip
  • B. good idea because it is safer than driving without an escort
  • C. bad idea because other motorists are more apt to see the escort first and not notice the second vehicle
  • D. bad idea because it ties up two emergency vehicles at the same time

Although driving is considered a physical task:

  • A. 50% of it depends on the driver’s attention and concentration
  • B. 60% of it depends on the driver’s attention and concentration
  • C. 70% of it depends on the driver’s attention and concentration
  • D. 90% of it depends on the driver’s attention and concentration

The majority of emergency vehicle accidents occur:

  • A. at night
  • B. because of poor weather
  • C. at intersections
  • D. because of collisions with other emergency vehicles

Four-way hazard lights:

  • A. should not be used in a moving ambulance vehicle
  • B. should be turned off when the ambulance vehicle is parked
  • C. are necessary in a moving ambulance
  • D. are most effective in low-light situations