11.17.20.03

.03 Emergency Vehicle Operator.

A. To qualify for an emergency vehicle operator card and an exemption from the Class A and B licensing requirements as authorized under Transportation Article, §16-102(a)(12), Annotated Code of Maryland, an emergency vehicle operator shall:

(1) Possess a valid Maryland Class C driver's license or a valid equivalent driver's license from another jurisdiction;

(2) Possess a certification of the successful completion of an approved emergency vehicle operator course; and

(3) Obtain authorization from a designated officer having jurisdiction for the Maryland fire and rescue organization to operate an emergency vehicle in the performance of official duties.

B. For 1- year period beginning October 1, 2003, an emergency vehicle operator is eligible to receive an emergency vehicle operator card without complying with the requirements of §A(2) of this regulation if the emergency vehicle operator possesses a valid:

(1) Maryland Class A or B driver's license; or

(2) Equivalent driver's license from another jurisdiction that authorizes the operation of an emergency vehicle.

C. When operating an emergency vehicle, an emergency vehicle operator exempt under Transportation Article, §16-102(a)(12), Annotated Code of Maryland, shall possess a valid:

(1) Maryland Class C driver's license or a valid equivalent driver's license from another jurisdiction; and

(2) Emergency vehicle operator card.

D. An emergency vehicle operator authorized by a designated officer having jurisdiction for the Maryland fire and rescue organization may operate an emergency vehicle in the performance of official duties if the emergency vehicle operator possesses a valid:

(1) Maryland Class A or B driver's license; or

(2) Equivalent driver's license from another jurisdiction.