Fire Apparatus Driver Training is a 16-hour training program that is designed for all firefighters who drive fire apparatus. The program includes classroom and practical applications.
Topics covered include state driving laws, driver liabilities, accident prevention, defensive driving, safe driving techniques, safe driving speeds, air brake systems, auxiliary braking devices, intersection safety and safe backing practices. Special emphasis will be placed on theory, testing and driving apparatus with air brakes. Practical applications include an apparatus check, an air brake test, and a driving skills course.
Fire Apparatus Driver Training is based on NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, NFPA 1451 Fire & Emergency Service Vehicle Operations Training Program, Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 383, Rhode Island General Laws Title 31 Motor and Other Vehicles, apparatus manufacturer’s recommendations and driving experience of the Instructors.
There are no prerequisites for taking this class.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, June 21 & 22, 2014 0800 to 1600
Foster Center Volunteer Fire Company
86 Foster Center Road
Foster, RI 02825
Cost: Determined by the number of enrolled students.
Class size is limited to 16
Register by June 13, 2014
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Registration forms are available here
Rhode Island Fire Academy
Fax: (401) 462-4250
Phone: (401) 462-4211