Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator

Course Description:

This course meets or exceeds the requirements of the cur- rent edition of NFPA 1002, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, and NFPA 1500, Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program. Utilizing an easy to follow format, the participants will learn topics such as: preventive maintenance, driver training, accelerating /decelerating, braking reaction time, legal aspects, various systems of pumping apparatus, transfer valve, pressure control devices, primers and drafting principals,fire streams and hydraulic calculations, and water supply and private protection systems.


The Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator certification exam is not offered during the duration of the course. Certification information can be found under the certification portion of the webpage.

Class Notes:

  • 80% attendance and participation is required in order to successfully complete the course and receive the course completion certificate.
  • Students must bring a calculator and boots for the outdoor evolutions.
  • Pre-tests and Post-tests may be given to assess the knowledge obtained from the course.