This course provides information on fire apparatus, preventative maintenance and driving / operating. Topics include routine test, inspections, and servicing functions; operate, backing, maneuver, and turn a fire apparatus in a variety of conditions; and operate all fixed systems and equipment on a fire apparatus. Students must provide full structural personal protective equipment and fire apparatus for the final two days of class. Fulfills the requirements for a Class C Firefighter Endorsement.
Sections Annually Annual Enrollment
These projections are based upon the current need for this course in the Greater Sacramento area. In speaking to the Yuba College Fire Technology Advisory Board and other regional fire agencies who have asked for this course, staff is confident that the projected numbers are accurate.
This course is in accordance with California State Training and meets the industry standard for licensing and operation of Fire Apparatus in the State of California. This course will meet local and regional needs for Driver Operator training and qualifications.
Students will learn and pass physical skills tests and written exams based upon the following topics:
1. Preventative Maintenance of Fire Apparatus
a. Process of inspections, servicing and maintenance performed of fire apparatus.
b. Perform daily pre-trip inspections.
c. Trouble shoot issues found during inspections and operation.
d. Demonstrate proper documentation of all inspections and all maintenance performed.
2. Driving and Operating Fire Apparatus
a. Backing fire apparatus from roadway into a space restricted parking space.
b. Maneuvering fire apparatus around obstructions in the roadway in forward and reverse.
c. Maneuvering fire apparatus and obstructions in the roadway in forward and reverse.
d. Maneuvering fire apparatus 180 degrees within a confined space.
e. Maneuvering fire apparatus in areas with restricted horizontal and vertical clearances.
f. Operating fixed systems and equipment on a fire apparatus.
(Y1 or S1)
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