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National College Credit Recommendation Service
New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
Ladder Company Chauffeur (VEH 201)
Formerly Ladder Company Chauffeur
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York.
Version 1: 80 hours (2 weeks). Version 2, 3, and 4: 72 hours (3 weeks).
Version 1: January 1990 - May 1999. Version 2: June 1999 - January 2005. Version 3: February 2005 - February 2010. Version 4: March 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
Version 1, 2, 3, and 4: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: operate and maneuver ladder truck apparatus safely and effectively under normal and emergency conditions; and evaluate fire and emergency situations to determine the proper placement of the apparatus and the correct deployment of the aerial ladder and tower ladder to ensure the safety and success of any rescue or fireground operation; follow and utilize driving techniques employed in FDNY's Vision Zero safe driving program; examine possible driving routes and formulate the best plan to reach the objective; operate generator equipment on the ladder trucks that supply power to tools and lighting on the fire ground; coordinate the operation of water delivery from tower ladder or ladder pipe nozzles at the correct pressure using knowledge of hydraulics; and accurately predict the location of responding firefighters during emergencies and modify possible locations as incidents progress.
Version 1, 2, 3, and 4: Major topics include: maintenance, safety, tower ladders, rear mounts and tillers, ladder placement, driving laboratory (including obstacle course, serpentine course, parking and backing up, over the road training), and ladder/tower placement and positioning laboratories.
Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operation Course) (1/95) (1/00 revalidation) Version 3 and 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fire Science; or 2 semester hours in EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operation Course) and in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Fire Service Hydraulics; or 2 semester hours in Strategies and Tactics and 1 semester hour in Fire Service Hydraulics (11/07 revalidation) (6/11 revalidation) (7/16 revalidation).