The purpose of this program is to
identify fire service personnel who demonstrate competency in the performance requirements necessary to perform the duties
of an aerial driver operator. The NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver Operator Professional Qualifications
identifies the minimum requirements for a person at an advanced level of progression in the fire service. A person
certified as an Aerial Apparatus Driver Operator will have demonstrated competency in the necessary knowledge and skills,
associated with the driving and operation of a fire service aerial apparatus.
A person submits a completed application
to the Kentucky Fire Commission. The candidate shall remit the prescribed written test sitting fee, attempt a
written examination of 100 multiple choice, true/false or matching questions and participate in a skills examination.
Upon successful completion of the written and skills exams, provide all documentation, fees are submitted and prerequisites
are satisfied, the candidate shall become eligible to recieve an accredited certification from the Kentucky Fire Commission.
KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCY AREAS
inspection, driving skills, basic preventive maintenance, placement, stabilization, operation of aerial device, elevated master
streams, emergency operation of aerial device when disabled and operation of fixed equipment or devices on the apparatus.
1 - level of accredited certification.