Driver/Operator 1A

Emergency Vehicle Operations

Updated to reflect current California Vehicle Code (CVC) requirements and the 2009 NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications.

This course provides the student with information on driver responsibilities, recognized standards, and related laws for fire apparatus. Topics include basic inspections, documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting fire apparatus, and techniques on driving and positioning fire apparatus.

Each student also has the opportunity to increase his or her driving skills during simulated driving conditions.

Course Content

  • Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Responsibilities
  • Legal Aspects of Emergency and Nonemergency Driving
  • Inspection and Basic Maintenance of the Driver and Crew Areas, Apparatus Body,
    and Compartmentation
  • Pre-trip Inspection Procedures
  • Positioning Apparatus
  • Practice and Test Driving Exercises

Additional Information

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  • Course requires 40 hours of classroom-based instruction and skills evaluations (instructor and video)

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  • Fire apparatus driving experience on a public roadway.
  • California Class B driver’s license, firefighter restricted; or California Class A, B, or C driver’s license, firefighter endorsed
  • Firefighter I training recommended

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Driver/Operator 1B

Emergency Vehicle Operations

Updated to reflect the 2009 NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional
Qualifications and requires a textbook and student supplement.

This course provides the student with information on pump construction and theory of pump operations. Topics include methods for performing basic hydraulics and techniques on basic inspections, documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting fire pumps.

Each student also has the opportunity to increase his or her pumping skills during simulated pumping conditions.

Course Content

  • Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Responsibilities
  • Types of Fire Pumps
  • Automatic Pressure Control Devices
  • Pump Panel Instrumentation
  • Basic Hydraulic Terminology and Symbols
  • Calculating Gallons Per Minute

Additional Information

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  • Course requires 16 hours of classroom-based instruction and skills evaluations (instructor and video)

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  • California drivers license, Class A, B or C, with a firefighter endorsement
  • Firefighter I training recommended

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Minimum 10 students

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