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Fire Apparatus Operator: Aerial


This course is based on NFPA 1002: Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, and may lead to Pro Board and IFSAC certifications. A course designed to provide the structural fire fighter with the needed knowledge and skills to successfully operate aerial apparatus. A must for departments using aerial apparatus, this course covers such topics as types and construction of aerial apparatus, positioning aerial apparatus, stabilizing systems, and maintenance and testing. For more information, call 1-800-241-2467.

For more information, call 1-800-241-2467

Special Equipment - NFPA compliant turnout gear- Minimum to participate: helmet, boots, and gloves

Hours   40
Course Cost   $ 320 In-State     $ 540 Out-Of-State     Field Course – Contact host department regarding cost

Required Text - Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook,3rd Edition

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials


  • (Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified Fire Fighter I OR Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter
  • Valid driver's license
  • Successful completion of Emergency Vehicle Driver course
  • (Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified FAO: Pumper

Course Dates

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Monday, June 11, 2018Friday, June 15, 2018Cullman Fire/Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, July 23, 2018Friday, July 27, 2018Florence Fire/Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, August 27, 2018Friday, August 31, 2018Phenix City Fire/Rescue (In-State Students Only)Course is full
Monday, September 17, 2018Friday, September 21, 2018Fort Payne Fire Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
Tuesday, October 09, 2018Saturday, October 27, 2018Pike Road Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, October 15, 2018Friday, October 19, 2018Selma Fire & Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, October 15, 2018Friday, October 19, 2018Cahaba Valley Fire & EMR District (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, November 26, 2018Friday, November 30, 2018Hoover Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register

Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission | 2501 Phoenix Dr - Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 | Toll Free: 1 (800) 241-2467 - Fax: 205-391-3757