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Fire Apparatus Operator: Pumper


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.

For more information, call 1-800-241-2467

Special Equipment - Calculator, NFPA compliant helmet, Boots with Safety Toe, Hand Protection

Physical Requirements - This is a physically demanding course which requires students to be in good physical condition.

Hours   40
Course Cost   $ 350 In-State     $ 590 Out-Of-State     Field Course – Contact host department regarding cost

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

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials


  • 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

Course Dates

Begin DateEnd DateLocation 
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Monday, February 17, 2020Friday, February 21, 2020Selma Fire & Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, February 24, 2020Friday, February 28, 2020Center Point Fire and Rescue (In-State Students Only)Course is full
Saturday, March 7, 2020Sunday, March 15, 2020Big Oak Boys Ranch VFD (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, March 23, 2020Friday, March 27, 2020Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionRegister
Monday, March 30, 2020Friday, April 3, 2020Anniston Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, March 30, 2020Friday, April 3, 2020Florence Fire/Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, April 6, 2020Friday, April 10, 2020Rocky Ridge Fire District (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, April 27, 2020Friday, May 1, 2020Prattville Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, May 11, 2020Friday, May 15, 2020Hartselle Fire & Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, June 8, 2020Friday, June 12, 2020Fort Payne Fire Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
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