Apparatus Operations

Course Description

Course ID:  ATPC1302
Course Title:  Apparatus Operations
Provider:  Couch Courses LLC
Audience:  Firefighters

Location:  Couch Courses LLC – 45 Hours blended learning is required. 

This course requires in class attendance at a designated location and time for the final practical.  This is determined by the Course Instructor during the course enrollment period.  

Prerequisite: This course requires work to be done prior to and /or following attendance at the course. (Prerequisite: Completion of Fire Service Hydraulics FFP1301, BFST1301, ATPC1301 or consent of instructor) This course is part of the Florida BFST Pump Operator Certification requirements. Students must bring gloves, hardhat, and proper attire for water pumping and aerial exercises.

Calendar of In-Class Events:  Take the time now to look at the Apparatus Operations Final Practical events page that the Instructors have created to see if it fits your Completion, prior to signing up for the class.

Description: The curriculum covers the laws, rules and driving techniques for emergency vehicles, as well as a review of fire service hydraulics. Fire ground evolutions and a driving course make up the practical part of the course. The evolution portion of the course may include the use of preconnected lines, tandem pumping, drafting, relays and master streams. The student should have a basic understanding of fire stream hydraulics prior to entering this course. Students must bring gloves, hardhat, and proper attire for water pumping exercises.

Required Textbook (not included)Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook (3rd ed.); IFSTA Publishing (2015); ISBN: 978-087039571-1.  This book is used for the following Couch Courses fire courses:  Fire Service Hydraulics, Apparatus Operations, and Aerial Operations.

E-Book: Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook (3rd ed.); IFSTA Publishing (2015); ISBN: 978-0-87939-575-9

Couch Courses recommends you order your Textbook online prior to signing up for the course to prevent any delays in starting the coursework.

Accreditation:  Columbia Southern University Agreement:
This course will convert to 

Certifications Served:  For a full and current list of state certifications that this course will assist in achieving, please visit our BFST Certifications page.

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