Reviewed and/or Updated on: August 10, 2017

Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator-Aerial

This 36-hour course prepares the participant to be able to perform aerial fire apparatus driving, positioning, operating and testing functions at a minimum nationally recognized level.

The targeted audience is individuals who have completed the Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator- Pumper course and desire, or are required, to increase their knowledge and skill set to progress to the fire apparatus driver/operator-aerial level.

This course is designed to provide the Driver/Operator-Aerial candidate with the information needed to meet the job performance requirements (JPRs) in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1002, Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, Chapters 4 and 6. The curriculum for this course is based on the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition and Jones and Bartlett Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Pump, Aerial, Tiller, and Mobile Water Supply, 2nd Edition.

A written and practical skills certification exam is available to participants who successfully complete this course. A participant who completes this course and wishes to be certified has two years from the completion of the course to take the exams. Participants who successfully pass the certification exams will receive a State of Wisconsin Certificate with an IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress) seal.