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Program Overview

This certification covers the NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus / Driver Professional Qualifications, Current Edition.

Program Contacts:

Ian Harrell

Director - Fire and Rescue Programs / ESTC

Workforce Certificate Courses

Emergency Vehicle Driver Certification

FIP-3601 Emergency Vehicle Driver

Driver Operator Certification

FIP-3630 Pumps Introduction
FIP36-31 Pumps Basic Operations
FIP-3632 Pumps Maintenance and Testing
FIP-3633 Pumps Sprinklers and Standpipes
FIP-3634 Pumps Hydraulics
FIP-3635 Pumps Water Supply

Aerial Operator Certification

FIP-3640 Aerial Introduction
FIP-3641 Aerial Basic Operations
FIP-3642 Aerial Maintenance and Testing

Learning Outcomes

Firefighter students will:

  • Learn to operate safely and effectively on an emergency incident.
  • Participate as a member of a team to mitigate and control various emergency incidents.
  • Perform the duties of a fire apparatus driver and operator in the State of North Carolina.

Program Costs

Cost: $70 to $125 per individual class depending upon the length of the class.

Members of approved North Carolina fire departments and rescue squads are eligible to receive tuition waivers for these classes.

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students.

Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.

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