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Aerial Operator

Florida State Fire Classes

Aerial Operator

Aerial Operations familiarizes Florida firefighters with the operation of emergency vehicles and apparatus that have aerial devices. The course discusses types of aerial equipment, positioning, stabilizing, operating and testing aerial equipment. Students will learn how to operate both articulating and telescoping apparatus, as well as the laws, rules, and driving techniques required for these vehicles. 

Students will be required to climb and descend aerial ladders and aerial platforms.  Aerial Operations is a blended course (online classroom and in-person exercises), and may be taken as an individual course or bundled as part of the Pump and Aerial Operator Series.

Pump and Aerial Operator Series

Pump and Aerial Operator Series

E-Learning (Online/Blended)
The Pump and Aerial Operator Series satisfies part of the Florida State Fire College pre-certification requirements for Pump Operator and Aerial Operations.
Courses Included:
  • Fire Service Hydraulics (Online)
  • Apparatus Operations (Blended)
  • Aerial Operations (Blended)


1302 Aerial and Apparatus Operations

703 Aerial Operations

45 Hour Blended Course (16 hr Classroom)
703 Aerial Operations satisfies part of the Florida State Fire College pre-certification requirements for Aerial Operator.
Required textbook (Not Included):
Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Ed., IFSTA


When completing an online or blended class through Ricky Rescue Training Academy, you will be held completely responsible for your own achievements. You must ensure that you work consistently and diligently to complete the coursework and related requirements in order to move forward. These open enrollment courses allow you to pace yourself, but will require sufficient self-discipline to keep up to date with the workload. Therefore, it is your responsibility to set aside the time required to complete the various units of these courses.