Initial Driving Training Course for Firefighter

Entry level

You have a valid driver's license category B (passenger car) or C (truck)

Training duration

5 days


Maximum of two per car


On request

Ininitial Driving Training Course for Firefighter

At PDS Rijopleidingen you can follow the initial driving training course (or basic driver training) to become a firefighter. This training is intended for all fire service drivers who can be deployed in the event of fire, incidents and accidents. The training must be requested by the service for which you work (for example, by the regional training coordinator).

The initial firefighter training course consists of 2 parts:

  • a practical part in which driving skills are trained
  • a theoretical part on legislation and regulations

Both parts must be followed in order to get started as a firefighter.


At the end of the initial driving training course you will have a driving style that:

  • enables you to participate in traffic safely and smoothly, whether or not using emergency lights and sirens
  • is aimed at preventing damage and accidents
  • demonstrates social and responsible road behaviour

Course content

  • sitting and steering position, use of seat belts, mirror adjustment
  • improving vehicle operation and vehicle control
  • steering technique
  • braking techniques for emergency braking and normal deceleration
  • SIBS-technique (Scanning, Indicate, Brake, Steer)
  • scanning technique
  • improving traffic insight
  • development of perception and anticipation
  • approaching and timing at intersections and roundabouts
  • driving positions
  • timing and decision-making skills when entering and exiting and lane changes
  • turning maneuvers
  • basic cornering technique
  • basic overtaking technique
  • risk avoiding road behaviour
  • behavior at intersections when driving with emergency lights and sirens
  • driving with emergency lights and sirens
  • legislation regarding emergency lights and sirens

Request information

Do you have a question about this driving training course? Or do you want to know more about following a driving training course at PDS Rijopleidingen? We are happy to help you. You can call us from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on +31 (0)85-732 58 85. Or request more information using the form below.

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Initial Driving Training Course for Firefighter