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 the following:
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:
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
TopicsApparatus 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
- Municipal and Industrial Firefighters
- Career, Volunteer, and DoD/Military Firefighters
Continuing Education and Professional Credits6.4 CEUs
ACE+Pro Board+Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas (SFFMA)
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