Emergency Services Trailer Operations

XTN112 – 8.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course will teach the student to:

  1. Identify the current challenges of towing a trailer;
  2. Identify the five characteristics that influence vehicle performance while towing a vehicle; 
  3. Understand the tow vehicle and trailer capacities; 
  4. Understand the importance of pre-towing inspection; 
  5. Demonstrate proper hook-up procedures and loading; 
  6. Perform trailer inspection and maintenance; and 
  7. Complete a skills course and over-the-road evaluation. 

(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.) 


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Level 1 as described in the TEEX Student Safety Manual for the skills portion of the class. 

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • comprehensive trailer program
  • proper procedure for hooking up a trailer
  • Determine the weight capacities of the tow vehicle and trailer
  • Perform proper inspection procedures
  • Rules for loading a trailer
  • Proficiency in towing a trailer

Suggested Audience

All emergency and crisis response personnel and Operators of Emergency and Non-emergency vehicles. 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)

Contact Information

Darren Smith

Phone: (979) 845-7641 | (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]