Pump and Aerial Operator Series
The Ricky Rescue Pump and Aerial Operator Series includes the three pre-certification courses required for Florida Pump Operator Certification and Aerial Certification.
- FFP1301, BFST1301, ATPC1301 Fire Service Hydraulics (blended). This is a 45-hour open enrollment, self-paced, online, eLearning course and meets the requirements of NFPA 1002.
The course familiarizes students with all aspects of hydraulics operations as they relate to the fire services, including the relationship between water pressure, water flow, and mathematical hydraulic formulas. Also included in the course are topics such as pump rating, pump theory, and vacuum and pressure gauges. The course teaches students the relationship between flow, pressure, and mathematical hydraulic formulas as well as pump theory, pump rating, and pressure and vacuum gauges.
- FFP1302, BFST1302, ATPC1302 Apparatus Operations (blended). This is a 45-hour open enrollment, self-paced, blended eLearning course with a 16-hour in-person component. It complies with the JPRs of NFPA 1002.
This course familiarizes students with laws, rules, and driving techniques required for operating emergency vehicles. It also includes a review of hydraulics. The practical section of the course consists of fire ground evolutions and driving. The course also covers the use and operation of pre-connected lines, tandem pumping, drafting relays, and master streams. FFP1301, BFST1301, and ATPC1301 Fire Service Hydraulics are prerequisites for this course, so students should already have a basic understanding of fire stream hydraulics.
- BFST703 or ATPC703 Aerial Operations (blended). Is a 45-hour open enrollment, self-paced, blended eLearning course with a 16-hour in-person component. It is one of the fire pre-certification requirements for Florida Aerial Apparatus Operator. BFST703 or ATPC703 Aerial Operations follows the JPRs of NFPA 1002 (2014) and familiarizes students with emergency vehicle operations, including the laws, rules, and driving techniques required for these vehicles. The course also includes a review of hydraulics.
The practical portion of this course consists of two 8-hour days for Apparatus Operators and two 8-hour days for Aerial Operations at the following location unless other arrangements are made with the instructor. The exact location and time will be confirmed on the course calendar.
- Felda Fire Department
- Wakulla County Fire Rescue
- East Manatee Fire Rescue
- CHAMILO_CODE 1301,1302,703
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.