Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator
Old Course Code: AAOTCO

Instructional Hours: 27.00


Objective: To provide the knowledge and skills to operate a fire department aerial ladder truck and associated equipment.

Learning Outcome: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to safely and effectively operate an aerial ladder at a fire or emergency scene. (NFPA 1002: Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications) A score of 70% or better is required on the final written and practical examinations.

Course Content: Major topics covered in the course are truck company operations, tool requirements, terminology, techniques of spotting, stabilizing, working angles, loading, extreme operating conditions, raising and lowering, controls and valves, hydraulic systems, water tower operations, standpipe operations, ladders, safety rules, maintenance, and testing.

Methods of Instruction: Lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, audio/visual material, practical exercises, graded practical exercises, and final examination.

The prerequisites for this course are MFRI Firefighter I


MFSPQB, NBFSBQ, IFSAC or DOD/IFSAC Firefighter I certification.

Upon successful completion, this course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for:

  • Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator - Aerial

  • Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator - Tiller

Log Number Register MFRI Office Fee Date Start
Wait List
Class will meet 10/4, 10/10, 10/13, 10/19, 10/25
North Central No Charge for MD Emergency Services Personnel Start: 10-04-2017
End: 10-25-2017 (Subject to Change)
08:00 10-05-2017 Howard County DFRS Training Academy
FIRE-114-S001-2018 Registration Closed
Saturday sessions start at 0830 hours. However, class will not be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017.
Western Maryland No Charge for MD Emergency Services Personnel Start: 10-10-2017
End: 11-04-2017 (Subject to Change)
18:30 09-21-2017 Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.
FIRE-114-S003-2018 Register North Central No Charge for MD Emergency Services Personnel Start: 10-31-2017
End: 11-21-2017 (Subject to Change)
19:00 10-11-2017 Frederick County Training Center
FIRE-114-A010-2018 Register North East No Charge for MD Emergency Services Personnel Start: 05-14-2018
End: 06-07-2018 (Subject to Change)
10:00 04-25-2018 Cecil County School of Technology