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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 and may lead to Pro Board and IFSAC certifications. 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.

*Note, there will be a tuition increase for all courses starting after 10/1/18. Please click here for tuition rates after 10/1/18

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

Special Equipment - Calculator, NFPA compliant turnout gear- Minimum to participate: helmet, boots, gloves

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

Hours   40
Course Cost   $ 320 In-State     $ 540 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


  • (Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified Fire Fighter I or Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter
  • Valid driver's license
  • Successful completion of Emergency Vehicle Driver course

Course Dates

Begin DateEnd DateLocation 
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Monday, September 24, 2018Friday, September 28, 2018Cahaba Valley Fire & EMR District (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, October 01, 2018Friday, October 05, 2018Oxford Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, October 29, 2018Friday, November 02, 2018Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionCall 1-800-241-2467 to register
Monday, January 28, 2019Friday, February 01, 2019Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionRegister
Monday, April 08, 2019Friday, April 12, 2019Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionRegister
Monday, July 15, 2019Friday, July 19, 2019Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionRegister

Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission | 2501 Phoenix Dr - Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 | Toll Free: 1 (800) 241-2467 - Fax: 205-391-3757