Fire Apparatus Driver / Operator Pump Apparatus

Prerequisites

• OSFM certified Fire Fighter I.
• Possess a valid Class C fire fighter endorsed driver’s license.

Educational Requirements

 

Certification Exam

None (at this time).

Certification Task Book

Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator – Wildland Fire Apparatus certification task book.

Curriculum Resources

Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator – Implementation Plan
Certification Training Standards Guide

Experience

Have a minimum of one year full-time or two year’s volunteer or part-time paid in a Recognized Fire Agency in California with the primary responsibility as a wildland fire apparatus driver/operator.

Rank or Position

Appointed to the rank of Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator or Engineer. For those departments that do not use these ranks, applicants who have operated fire apparatus as their primary responsibility within a recognized fire agency in California qualify.

Candidate Application

To apply for a certification task book.

  1. Download (from the SFT website), complete and submit:
    1. The SFT Fee Schedule
    2. The certification task book application for the job function certification being pursued
  2. A complete certification task book application package includes:
    1. The SFT Fee Schedule
    2. Nonrefundable payment by check or money order (payable to CAL FIRE – State Fire Training)
    3. The certification task book application
    4. All supporting and verification documentation
  3. Submit the complete certification task book application package to:
    State Fire Training
    Attn: Cashier
    PO Box 997446
    Sacramento, CA 95899-7446

New Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator – Wildland Fire Apparatus Candidates

Candidates beginning to pursue Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator – Wildland Fire Apparatus certification as of December 01, 2015 should utilize the new Driver/Operator curriculum.