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Fire Apparatus Operator: Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting


This course is based on NFPA 1002: Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, and may lead to Pro Board and IFSAC certifications. The course is designed for fire apparatus drivers who will be operating a fire department emergency vehicle intended to carry rescue and firefighting equipment used for rescuing occupants and combating fires in aircraft at, or in the vicinity of, an airport.

*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 - NFPA compliant turnout gear- Minimum to participate: helmet, boots, gloves

Physical Requirements - You must be in good physical condition for this course.

Hours   16
Course Cost   $ 220 In-State     $ 440 Out-Of-State     Field Course – Contact host department regarding cost

Required Text - Aircraft Rescue & FF 6th Ed.

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials


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

Course Dates

Begin DateEnd DateLocation 
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Saturday, November 17, 2018Sunday, November 18, 2018Muscle Shoals Regional Training CenterCall 1-800-241-2467 to register
Saturday, February 09, 2019Sunday, February 10, 2019Muscle Shoals Regional Training CenterRegister
Saturday, April 20, 2019Sunday, April 21, 2019Muscle Shoals Regional Training CenterRegister
Saturday, July 27, 2019Sunday, July 28, 2019Muscle Shoals Regional Training CenterRegister

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