This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required for certification to Driver/Operator-Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) as described in Chapter 9 of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1002, Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications (2009 ed.).
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to operate an ARFF apparatus during emergency situations. You will have the opportunity to practice apparatus operations, apparatus positioning, maintenance, and strategy and tactics.
In addition, participants who successfully complete the course and pass the written and skills test will receive a National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) certification.
There are no prerequisites to attend this course.
For Pro Board Certification Only
You are required to provide documentation of prerequisites for Firefighter II (NFPA 1001), Driver/Operator Pumper (NFPA 1002) & Airport Firefighter (NFPA 1003). The documentation you provide as proof of prerequisite must meet certain requirements.
For Pro Board certification, you must be certified to the following standards prior to the completion of this course.
TopicsARFF airport familiarization +ARFF apparatus +ARFF communications +ARFF driver operator +ARFF Extinguishing Agents +ARFF operations +ARFF safety +ARFF strategy and tactics
This course is designed for individuals who provide fire services protection at airports. This may include:
- Military and Department of Defense (DoD) Firefighters
- Municipal Firefighters
- Volunteer Firefighters
Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900
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.
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.