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Fire Apparatus Operator: Pumper

November 27

Mobile Fire Rescue Department

This course and the exams are based on NFPA 1002: Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications . This course is designed for the fire fighter who wishes to advance to the next level of his/her career. This course consists of six modules that include preventative maintenance, tests and inspections, driving/operating, water supply, sprinklers and standpipes, and operations.


18 years of age; High School Diploma/GED; Valid Driver’s License; (Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified Fire Fighter I or Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter; Successful completion of Emergency Vehicle Driver course or previous FAO certification


Instate Cost: 0

Out of State Cost: 0

Required Text:

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

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials

Special Equipment:

  • Calculator
  • NFPA compliant helmet
  • Boots with safety toe
  • Hand protection