Course Description:

This course meets or exceeds the requirements of the cur- rent edition of NFPA 1002, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, and NFPA 1500, Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program. Utilizing an easy to follow format, the participants will learn topics such as: preventive maintenance, driver training, accelerating /decelerating, braking reaction time, legal aspects, various systems of pumping apparatus, transfer valve, pressure control devices, primers and drafting principals,fire streams and hydraulic calculations, and water supply and private protection systems.


The Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator - Pumper certification examination is offered by the Louisiana Firefighter and Emergency Responder Certification Program to the students who successfully complete the course. This is optional and will be given at the conclusion of the course. Students must pass the practical skills assessment in order to take the written exam. A test request form must be submitted. This test request form can be found under the Certification tab. There is a separate fee for taking the exam, it is not included in the course fees. For those who classify under the $235 course rate, your testing fee is $35. For those who classify under the $950 course rate, your testing fee is $80. Any Certification questions can be directed to the Certification office via (225) 334-6282 or

Class Notes:

80% attendance and participation is required in order to successfully complete the course and receive the course completion certificate. Students must bring a calculator and boots for the outdoor evolutions. Pre-tests and Post-tests may be given to assess the knowledge obtained from the course. More Notes »





*If more than one course price is shown, the first price applies to all Louisiana Municipal Fire Departments who are issued a Fire Department ID from the State Fire Marshal's Office and are supported by the 2% Fire Insurance Fund. The second price applies to all non-Louisiana Municipal Fire Departments including state agencies (in-state and out-of-state), out-of-state fire departments, federal agencies, and the private sector, etc.

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