Course detail: Introduction to Driver/Operator: Pumper/Aerial (Online Part 1 - NFPA 1002)

Introduction to Driver/Operator: Pumper/Aerial is designed to meet the knowledge-based elements of NFPA 1002, 2017 Edition, Chapters 4, 5, and 6. This course requires approximately 16 hours to complete and includes online quizzes and tests. This online course should be completed before attending the classroom portion of the Driver/Operator training. The course covers the following topics:
  • Apparatus Types
  • Apparatus Inspection & Maintenance
  • Apparatus Safety & Operation
  • Positioning Apparatus
  • Principles of Water
  • Hose Nozzles & Flow Rates
  • Theoretical Pressure Calculations
  • Fireground Hydraulic Calculations
  • Fire Pump Theory
  • Operating Fire Pumps
  • Static Water Supply Sources
  • Relay Pumping Operations
  • Water Shuttle Operations
  • Foam Equipment & Systems
  • Apparatus Testing
  • Introduction to Aerial Fire Apparatus
  • Positioning Aerial Apparatus
  • Stabilizing Aerial Apparatus
  • Aerial Apparatus Strategies & Tactics

General information about the course is provided below.
  • This course is based on the content in the IFSTA manual Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition.
  • The course meets or exceeds the requirements of the National Fire Protection AssociationŽ (NFPAŽ) professional qualifications standard 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, 2014 Edition. By completing all of the lessons, the student should be prepared for the Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator certification process.
  • The course evaluation strategy includes a quiz and test for each chapter in the course. In addition, the course includes 53 skill sheets. Chapters 2-4, 7, 10-16, and 18-20 have skill sheets.
  • A student exam prep is available from IFSTA which provides additional review of the course content. All the questions in the exam are multiple choice, similar to the questions used in certification exams. The exam prep is available in both a print version and an electronic version.

  • Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please email or call 866-804-8841 at least two weeks before the first day of the event.

 Session Information: FF24005O

Schedule: On the first day of every month, starting on 07/01/23 and ending on 06/01/24
Times: 12:00am-11:59pm CDT
KS Fire Dept Member : $0.00


Name Additional Resources
Larry Pander
Shon Price
Mark Billquist

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