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Old 09-07-2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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So I'm totally new to this site, and thus the EMS profession...but I want to take the CA DMV ambulance dl test soon and was just wondering if anyone had any advice/tips on passing? I haven't found much useful info online....


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Old 09-07-2008, 02:23 PM   #2
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Go to the DMV and spend the 5 bucks on the ambulance driver handbook. Then read it, the whole thing. Twice. Then, maybe, if you're still iffy, read it again. After that, AMR EVOC has an online practice test. Take that until you pass it 100%. By then, you should pass the ambulance driver test.
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Old 09-07-2008, 02:25 PM   #3
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I don't know much about California's Ambulance Driver Written Exam, but it looks like AMR has an online practice test. Some people in the past have mentioned that you can go to the DMV and for a nominal fee get a ambulance driver handbook. That seems like a good investment. Good luck!
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:38 PM   #4
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Thanks guys...I actually did come across the practice test by AMR so I have those answers, I just wasn't sure how many of those questions, if any, would actually be on one of the DMV tests....thanks again
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:43 PM   #5
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I'll say this, if all you use is the practice test, you won't pass. But, it is VERY helpful.
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I have a friend that just texted me saying hes about to take it. He said you get three tries to pass it. I'm hearing about having to do another live scan, emt cert., and physical.

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Old 09-09-2008, 04:23 PM   #7
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Yes, Matt, Another Live Scan. You also need a DOT physical. This is NOT just a doctor's note, it's a full on physical, with a UA dip, and you get a nifty little green card. The live scan has to be on the DMV's form. You don't HAVE to have your EMT cert, but, if you don't, you'll get a 1 year temporary license, and you'll have to present your cert to renew it. Your county card works for this if you have one. The test isn't that bad, but you do need to read the handbook.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:39 PM   #8
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Is it customary to have to take a test to drive an ambul? I haven't heard of this. Is it just in certain states?
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Yes, Matt, Another Live Scan. You also need a DOT physical. This is NOT just a doctor's note, it's a full on physical, with a UA dip, and you get a nifty little green card. The live scan has to be on the DMV's form. You don't HAVE to have your EMT cert, but, if you don't, you'll get a 1 year temporary license, and you'll have to present your cert to renew it. Your county card works for this if you have one. The test isn't that bad, but you do need to read the handbook.
Oh, and pro tip with the urine analysis. Don't do heavy work like, say, moving furniture because you're changing apartments. You will have trace amounts of blood in the UA and will be invited back to get retested. >.<
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Oh, and pro tip with the urine analysis. Don't do heavy work like, say, moving furniture because you're changing apartments. You will have trace amounts of blood in the UA and will be invited back to get retested. >.<
what about mountain biking? I do that every day or really often. Or horseback riding? Been doing a lot of that lately.
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