An ambulance driver must meet the following requirements:
- Is at least 18 years of age;
- certifies under oath that he or she is not addicted to alcohol or any controlled substance, and is free from any physical or mental defect or disease that might impair their ability to drive an ambulance;
- Upon initial designation as a driver, has not within the past 3 years, been convicted of reckless driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance and has not had a driver’s license suspended under the point system provided for in Chapter 322, Florida Statutes;
- successfully completed a 16 hour course of instruction on driving an authorized emergency vehicle, which includes, at a minimum, classroom and behind the wheel training. Section 64J-1.013, Florida Administrative Code for details on the 16 hour course content;
- possess a valid American Red Cross or National Safety Council first aid course or its equivalent; and
- possess a valid American Red Cross or American Heart Association cardiopulmonary resuscitation card.
Reference Section 401.281, Florida Statutes and Chapter 64J-1.013, Florida Administrative Code.