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Aerial Apparatus Operator

Hours:

40

Prerequisites:

Emergency Vehicle Driver Training

Min/Max:

15/24

Description:

This course will prepare students as aerial operators, according to NFPA 1002, Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications (2003 edition). Topics will include types of aerial apparatus construction; positioning, stabilizing, and operating telescoping and articulating aerial equipment; strategy and tactics when using aerial apparatus; and the inspection and testing of aerial apparatus.

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Basic Pump Operations

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/30

Host Requirements:

  • 1 Pumper
  • Draft site and hydrant
  • Master stream appliance

Description:

Revised 2006
This course will discuss the various types of pumps used on fire apparatus, including shifting mechanisms, primers, relief valves, and controls. Pump safety and operations will be covered as well as basic pump maintenance. The course will be taught using a combination lecture/practical evolution format.

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Dynamics of Emergency Vehicle Response

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/30

Description:

This course will identify the components of space management and will define the factors of speed management. In addition, students will be able to describe the proper use of lights and sirens, to identify special situations and hazards associated with emergency vehicle driving, and to describe the safe operation of emergency vehicle driving in special situations and under different hazards.

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Emergency Vehicle Driver Training

Hours:

16

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/24

POST:

8-Technical,
4-Legal, 4-Skill

CEU:

EMS
16-Preparatory

Description:

Recently redesigned and updated by VFIS, this course incorporates the major elements of a comprehensive driver’s training program: classroom instruction, competency course, and testing. This course will teach students to use their own thought processes and will make them aware of the tragedy, financial loss, and legal and moral responsibilities associated with operating emergency vehicles.

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Emergency Vehicle Safety

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/30

Description:

This course is an interactive lecture/discussion that utilizes a printed text and videotape. Topics covered will include following distance and rate of closure, civilian drivers yield the right-of-way, intersection crossing procedures, use and misuse of red lights and sirens, and operator awareness.

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Mobile Water Supply Operations

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/25

Host Requirements:

  • 2 minimum, 750 GPM, Pumpers with drafting capabilities and working compound gauges.
  • 4 or more tankers (traditional or non traditional methods)
  • Minimum 1,000’ 2 1/2” hose or larger
  • 2-3 drop tanks
  • Low flow strainers, barrel or floating
  • Siphon devices
  • Ample static water source
  • Large enough area for outside activity
  • Scale facility (optional)

Description:

This course will provide participants with hands-on experience with moving water from the source to the fireground in a safe and efficient manner. Participants will participate in several practical exercises designed to give them practice with the operation of floating pumps, portable pumps, folding tanks, tanker trucks, supply pumpers, and other associated tools and appliances. Whether or not your department operates from a pressurized water source, this course will be a benefit to you.

This course is approved by the United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy.

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Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Course

Hours:

40

Prerequisites:

Firefighter I or equivalent;
Vehicle Driver Training
, (students must possess a valid driver’s license)

Min/Max:

15/30

Host Requirements:

  • Draft site and hydrant
  • Stream appliances
  • 1 pumper for every 4 persons
  • Master Streams
  • Calculators for each student

Description:

This course is designed for individuals who are new to the position of driver/operator or who anticipate future promotion to that position. Students will discuss duties and responsibilities of the driver/operator, apparatus maintenance, fire-pump theory, pumping apparatus, water supply issues, fire apparatus positioning, and deployment. Participants also will operate fire apparatus in various situations. Both written and practical tests will be given in compliance with the objectives of the course.

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