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Engine Turn-In Procedures

Completion of this Fire Apparatus Driver Operator (FADO) Engine turn-in (six skill stations and a road course) at the Fire Academy will allow the candidate to drive all Class B apparatus in the department fleet including DECON54, HM114, FOAM14 and MCP. Station officers should work with personnel to ensure that those individuals driving specialized units are familiar with their operation. Personnel wishing to become a tower-only driver will complete the FADO Truck Turn-In but only need a Class B license.


Prerequisites include:

  • EVOC (MFRI 39-hour class)
  • Pump Operator (MFRI class)
  • Firefighter II (MFSPQB, NPQS, IFSAC, or DOD-IFSAC certification)

Items to be Completed at the Station Prior to Scheduling a Turn-In

Mandatory Checklist of Paperwork (PDF) required for all turn-in applicants.

The documents in this section are PDFs that open in a new window.

Please complete and sign the following documents:

Refer to the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute website for the most updated professional qualification applications for FADO Pump and FADO Mobile Water Supply.

Addition: Make sure pumps class meets the current standard as outlined in the Maryland Fire Service Professional Qualification requirements set by MFRI. 

All candidates must bring a Driver's Log with a minimum of 10 driving hours completed. 

Please provide two copies of the following:

  • Form 330 for a daily check done on the day of the test
  • Driver's license and EVO card, both sides
  • Copy of MFRI unofficial transcript showing EVOC and Pumps

Scheduling a Turn-In

Applicants should review the Sample FADO Engine Skill Cards (PDF) and Checklist of Paperwork (PDF) for the turn-in process prior to scheduling. Once the individual is ready for a turn-in, the station officer should complete a Driver Turn-In Request Form.

Failure of Skill Stations

If an applicant fails any station, they must remediate at their assigned station and submit a Form 51 upon completion. The applicant may then submit a Form 5 to schedule a retest.

If an applicant fails two stations, remediation will be conducted at the member's station with their company officer. A Form 51 for each skill must be completed by the company officer and the candidate must schedule a retest no earlier than two weeks from the initial test date. Any Form 51s must accompany the candidate on the day of the retest.

Revised August 18, 2017         


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