Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator
Instructional Hours: 24.00
Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to operate fire department aerial apparatus and associated equipment. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to safely and effectively operate an aerial ladder at a fire or emergency scene.
Course Description: Major topics covered in this course are truck company operations, tool requirements, terminology, techniques of spotting, stabilizing, working angles, loading, extreme operating conditions, raising and lowering, controls and valves, hydraulic systems, water tower operations, standpipe operations, ladders, safety rules, maintenance, and testing. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.
Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, complete all assigned online and classroom activities and homework assignments, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions and obtain a score of 70% or better on the written and practical examinations.
*This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator - Aerial and Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator - Tiller.
MFRI Firefighter I (FIRE 101), or MFSPQB, NBFSPQ, or IFSAC Firefighter I certification.