Appendix 5

Apparatus Qualification Sheets

                This appendix is to be used during your Driver Qualification process.  As you complete each section, have Training Officer/Lieutenant or designee sign and date indicating you have been mastered each section.  After completing all sections, turn this sheet into the Training Officer.  The Fire Chief has final authority on each qualification.  Good Luck!

Section I - Administrative

  1. Meets driver requirements:
    1. Valid Driverís License                         ___________________________
    2. Completed 6 month probationary      ___________________________
    3. Completed FireFighter I/II course     ___________________________

 

  1. Attend VFIS Driverís Safety Course                ___________________________
  2. Knowledge of SOPs                                            ___________________________
  3. Attend Driver Training Class                             ___________________________

Section II - Fundamentals

  1. Demonstrate and explain Radio Comms           ___________________________
  2. Demonstrates ability to use Map Book            ___________________________
  3. Demonstrates knowledge of Hydrants             ___________________________
  4. Explain the Incident Command System            ___________________________

Section III - Operations

  1. Demonstrate equipment location                      ___________________________
  2. Demonstrate equipment operation                    ___________________________
  3. Demonstrate apparatus placement                    ___________________________
  4. Demonstrate equipment check-off                   
    1. Fluids                                                     ___________________________
    2. Fire Pumps                                            ___________________________
    3. Maintenance Logs                               ___________________________
  5. Competency Course
    1. Straight Line                                         ___________________________
    2. Confined Space                                    ___________________________
    3. Alley Dock                                            ___________________________
    4. Serpentine Course                               ___________________________
    5. Offset Alley                                          ___________________________
    6. Parallel Park                                           ___________________________
    7. Diminishing Clearance                        ___________________________

Time to complete Course:                   _________

  1. Road Miles
    1. 50 miles of day time                             ____________________________

** Miles should be a combination of highway, residential, gravel, straight, curves, intersections, yielding, parking, and backing.

    1. 20 miles of night time                           ____________________________

** Miles should be a combination of highway, residential, gravel, straight, curves, intersections, yielding, parking, and backing.

Section IV Ė Recommendations

1.     Lieutenant                                                             _____________________________

                                                                                                                        Recommended

2.     Training Officer                                                    _____________________________

                                                                                                                        Recommended

3.     Assistant Fire Chief                                             _____________________________

                                                                                                                                Recommended

Section V Ė Final Qualification

 

Fire Chief                                                                       _____________________________

 

                                                                        Date:       _____________________________

Return this qualification sheet to the Training Officer for record entry.  Assistant Fire Chief shall maintain original copy of this qualification in the memberís personal record.