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NOTE: this class will be delivered over two weekends: March 23 & 24 as well as March 30 & 31, 2019.  From 0800 hours to 1800 hours.

Hours: 40

Designed For:

Fire service emergency response personnel


Updated to reflect current California Vehicle Code requirements and the 2009 NPFP 1002 standard for fire apparatus driver/operator professional qualifications.  This 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 or her driving skills during simulated driving conditions.


Fire apparatus driving experience on a public way.  Option 1: signed verification from the Fire Chief.  Option 2: California class B driver’s license, firefighter restricted.  Option 3: California Class A, B, or C drivers license, firefighter endorsed fire fighter 1 training recommended.


Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1

Class Size: 25


Complete all activities and formative test. Complete all summative tests with a minimum of 80% correct.

Course Details

We will provide you with the class textbook:

Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Ed.

Dress is casual, but respectful and uniforms are okay as well.