Aerial Apparatus Operator Class Registration
Dates: September 30 through October 24, 2013
Location: Fire Rescue Academy
Registration Close: September 23
The objective of this course is to provide the knowledge and skills to operate a fire department aerial ladder truck and associated equipment.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to safely and effectively operate an aerial ladder at a fire or emergency scene. (National Fire Protection Association Standard 1002, Fire Department Vehicle Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications.)
Major topics covered in the course are truck company operations, tool requirements, terminology, techniques of spotting, stabilizing, working angles, loading, extreme operating conditions, raising and lowering, controls and valves, hydraulic systems, water tower operations, standpipe operations, ladders, safety rules, maintenance, and testing. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, audio/visual material, practical exercises, graded practical exercises, and final examination.