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1302 Apparatus Operations
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1302 Apparatus Operations

1302 Apparatus Operations

1302 Apparatus Operations

45 Hour Blended Course (16 hr Classroom)
1302 Apparatus Operations satisfies part of the Florida State Fire College pre-certification requirements for Pump Operator.
Required textbook (Not Included):
Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Ed IFSTA

This course has been approved by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training at the Florida State Fire College.


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FFP1302, BFST1302, or ATPC1302 Apparatus Operations 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 a Florida Pump Operator.

FFP1302, BFST1302, or ATPC 1302 Apparatus Operations follows the JPRs of NFPA 1002 (2014) and familiarizes students with emergency vehicle operation, including the laws, rules, and driving techniques required for these vehicles. The course also includes a review of hydraulics.

The practical section of the course consists of fireground evolutions and driving. The course also covers the use and operation of pre-connected lines, tandem pumping, drafting relays, and master streams. As FFP1301, BFST1301, and ATPC1301 Fire Service Hydraulics are prerequisites for this course, students should already have a basic understanding of fire stream hydraulics.

When you have completed the course work for FFP1302, BFST1302 or ATPC1302 Apparatus Operations, you will:

  • Know the qualifications and selection criteria required for a driver-operator
  • Know what types of fire equipment are equipped with a fire pump
  • Know how to perform routine and preventative maintenance inspections
  • Know what is involved in operating fire apparatus safely
  • Be able to properly position the pumping apparatus according to the proposed purpose and use
  • Know the basic facts about the various types of fire pumps and how they operate
  • Know how to operate fire pumps in a range of situations
  • Know what types of apparatus is used during a water shuffle and how to evaluate their effectiveness
  • Know the basics about foam concentrates, foam application equipment, portable foam proportioning equipment, and apparatus-mounted foam proportioning systems.
  • Know about service and pre-service tests.

The practical portion of this course consists of two 8-hour days at the following locations unless other arrangements are made with the instructor. The exact location and time will be confirmed via email five days prior.

  • Felda Fire Department
  • Wakulla County Fire Rescue
  • East Manatee Fire Rescue 
Required textbook (Not Included):
ISBN: 978-0-87939-574-2

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.