NFPA 1002 Driver/Operator- Pumper

DOP100 - 64.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or


This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required for certification to Driver/Operator-Pumper as described in Chapters 4 and 5 of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1002, Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to operate a fire department pumper during emergency situations. The course is designed around classroom lectures and field evolutions covering such activities as relay pumping, drafting, foam operations, apparatus maintenance, and driving.

This course may provide eligibility for certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP), State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals' Association (SFFMA), and National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board). Contact us to discuss your certification needs.


For Pro Board Certification Only

You are required to provide documentation of being certified in one of the following:

  1. NFPA 1001 Firefighter I
  2. NFPA 1081 Advanced Exterior Industrial Fire Brigade Member
  3. NFPA 1081 Interior Structural Fire Brigade Member

Prerequisite certification must be either Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), and/or National Board on Fire Service Qualifications (NBFSQ, i.e. ProBoard.)  The documentation you provide as proof of prerequisite must meet certain requirements.

Course Completion Requirements

For Pro Board certification

Prior to completing this course you must be certified as one of the following:


  • NFPA 1001 Firefighter I
  • NFPA 1081 Advanced Exterior Industrial Fire Brigade Member
  • NFPA 1081 Interior Structural Fire Briagde Member

Bring the following to class:

  • IFSTA, Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd edition
  • Basic Calculator, pen/pencil, and paper
  • Fire Helmet or hard hat
  • Safety glasses
  • Work gloves


Apparatus inspections/maintenance +Driving practices +Fire service hydraulics +Pump operations +Pump operations course +Pump operations using foam +Pump operations/hydraulics +Pump terminology +Pump theory +Relief valves/pressure governors/primers +Types of gauges +Water supplies

Suggested Audience

  • Municipal and Industrial Firefighters
  • Career, Volunteer, and DoD/Military Firefighters

Continuing Education & Professional Credits

  • 6.4 CEUs

Other Information


If online registration is unavailable, please use our registration form (the form will open in a new window), print it, fill it out, and send it to the fax number or mailing address on the form.

Contact Information

Robert Barron

Training Manager
Phone: 9798455562 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900

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Pro Board Testing Accommodation Information

Accommodations are provided for those candidates who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as disabled.

Candidates seeking special accommodation requests should:

  • Submit formal documentation (such as a letter from the doctor or a letter from his/her company's Human Resources Department) to the Certification Office.
  • Provide documentation that is dated within the last 5 years.
  • Provide documentation to the certification office on or before the first day of class for approval.

If the request is approved, candidates will receive one of the following allowable accommodations:

  • A testing room to oneself so the candidate can read the questions out loud to him or herself.
  • The test questions may be printed in a larger font (up to 7% larger).
  • The test may be copied on off-white paper (i.e., cream colored).
  • The candidate may use highlighters or a highlighter sheet.

Any requests for accommodations not listed above must be submitted to the Certification Office 2 weeks prior to the class start date. The request will be reviewed by the certification committee and the candidate will be notified of the decision of the committee.

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