Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator (Emergency Vehicle Operations)

DRIVER/OPERATOR 1 A Emergency Vehicle Operations (2009)

This course has been updated to reflect current California Vehicle Code (CVC) requirements and the 2009 NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. The 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/her driving skills during simulated driving conditions. 24 hours lecture and 16 hours lab. Hosting agency will be required to have a minimum of three apparatus available.


Option 1:  Hold a California Class C driver’s license and a signed verification of driving fire apparatus on a public way signed by you and your Fire Chief.

Option 2:  Hold a California Class A, B, or C driver’s license with the firefighter endorsement.

California State Fire Marshal Certificate

Text: Book information will be sent to you.

Enrollment: Minimum 10 individuals.