This course is designed for individuals who are new to the position of driver/operator, anticipate future promotion to that position or are preparing to sit for the State of Missouri driver/operator certification exam. In this class, students will discuss duties and responsibilities of the driver/operator, apparatus maintenance, apparatus operation and positioning. Participants will operate fire apparatus in various situations and have an opportunity to complete their certification skill sheets. The requirements for this course are based on the Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, NFPA 1002, Chapter 6; 2014 Edition.

Special requirements

  • NFPA 1971 compliant firefighting ensemble, including turnout pants, coat, boots, helmet, gloves, and eye protection
  • The following skills will need to be completed by the start of class.
    • 4.2.1 Perform routine tests, inspections, and servicing functions on the systems and components — Skills Sheet #1
    • 4.3.1 Operate a fire department vehicle — Skills Sheet #2
    • 4.3.6 Operate a vehicle using defensive driving techniques — Skills Sheet #9


  • Participants are required to be licensed and insured to operate motor vehicles.

Host: Mid County Fire Protection District 184 North Highway 5 Camdenton MO

Contact: Mark Amsinger at 573-346-2049

Sessions: 08:00-17:00 on June 3, 4, 5, 2024 

Partners: Missouri Division of Fire Safety

Funding provided by the Division of Fire Safety (DFS) and the Missouri Fire Safety Education / Advisory Commission. State Funding sources include the DFS General Revenue (GR) Fire Training Fund and Fire Education Fund.