Quick Drills for the Driver/Operator

  • Room: Wabash 2
Thursday, April 27, 2017: 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM


Eric Hankins
Yuba City (CA) Fire Department
United States


The role of the driver/operator is arguably one of the most important functions on the fireground. From safe transportation to and from the emergency scene to operating an engine or a ladder truck at the scene of a multialarm fire, a competent and proficient driver/operator is critical to the overall success of the operation. This interactive class will include multiple quick drills that can be done at the firehouse or in the response district. Drills will include pump operations, drivers training, aerial operations, spotting/positioning, ARFF operations, and wildland apparatus operations and will range from 10-minute fireground hydraulic drills to complex trouble shooting of a fire pump, short-jacking a tower ladder, or positioning aerial master streams without personnel in the bucket.