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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Nassau County Fire Service Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

New York State Apparatus Operator - Aerial Device


24 hours (8 weeks).

Nassau County Fire Service Academy, Old Bethpage, NY.
July 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the types, conditions, and causes of fire apparatus accidents; comply with state and federal laws pertaining to driving apparatus; practice safe and efficient response of fire apparatus; identify and inspect various components of the aerial apparatus; recognize limitations to stabilization and practice stabilization methods; perform risk analysis for ongoing aerial operations; apply apparatus for rescue operations, exposure protection, ventilation, elevated fire attack, standpipe operations, agricultural structures; practice clear, concise communications; and apply emergency procedures to specific apparatus.

This course is designed to increase awareness of the complexity of the aerial apparatus stressing the importance of the operation and structural design limits.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Hydraulics, Fire Science,  or Strategies and Tactics (8/10) (8/15 revalidation) (8/20 revalidation).