Advisory: FT 130; FT 300; or employment as a firefighter
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course covers various aspects of fire apparatus. Topics include design, typing, specifications, construction, performance capabilities, and maintenance. This course includes principles and techniques for maintaining and operating fire service pumping and other mobile apparatus. The course includes fire service equipment and apparatus troubleshooting; principles and techniques of preventive maintenance; construction and operation of fire service pumps and pump accessories; basic highway operating techniques for fire apparatus; fire apparatus specifications and testing procedures. Also included are warning devices and the utilization of apparatus in fire service emergencies. Effective utilization of equipment on the fireground will be the focus with emphasis on practical applications.