The Driver/Operator-Aerial Apparatus class is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills required to safely operate fire service aerial apparatus. A combination of classroom instruction and hands-on skill drills cover basic aerial device terminology, design and construction, driving and positioning, stabilization, operation of the aerial device, strategies and tactics for aerial devices and are given the knowledge required to understand the manufacturer specific considerations for the safe operation of aerial apparatus.
- IFSTA Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, Third Edition
- NFPA-compliant turnout gear (Boots, Pants, Coat, Helmet)
- Work or Extrication Gloves