NFPA 1002: Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications

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Safe response depends on fire apparatus drivers and operators who can meet the JPRs in NFPA 1002.

Every driver and operator of fire apparatus needs to be uniquely qualified be meet specific demands based on the influences of the response area -- such as local communities, municipalities, industrial facilities, and those with airports. NFPA 1002: Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications specifies the Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) for fire fighters and fire brigade personnel who drive and operate fire apparatus, in both emergency and non-emergency situations.

Follow the Standard's up-to-date criteria for:

  • Fire department emergency vehicle driver
  • Pump operator
  • Aerial operator
  • Tiller operator
  • Wildland apparatus operator
  • Aircraft rescue and fire-fighting apparatus operator
  • Mobile water supply apparatus operator

New in the 2014 Standard:

  • Added responsibility for the apparatus driver to ensure fire fighters are belted into their seats at all times while the apparatus is in motion
  • Established maneuvering requirements are now dedicated by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ), to help jurisdictions adapt the Standard to unique environments
  • Added language clarifies directions and performance capabilities relating to drivers and operators assigned to airports or with airport access

With respect to fire fighter life and safety and the enormous cost of fire apparatus, it is incumbent on the driver/operator and the community to have a minimum Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) as professional qualifications in operating and maneuvering fire apparatus, as well as performing preventive maintenance.

Fire departments, government agencies, and first response organizations nationwide can help ensure safe, prompt emergency response by following the latest edition of NFPA 1002. (Softbound, 21 pp., 2014)

NFPA® 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications 2014 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Exceeding Minimum Requirements
1.4 General
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 General Requirements
4.1 General
4.2 Preventive Maintenance
4.3 Driving/Operating
Chapter 5 Apparatus Equipped with Fire Pump
5.1 General
5.2 Operations
Chapter 6 Apparatus Equipped with an Aerial Device
6.1 General
6.2 Operations
Chapter 7 Apparatus Equipped with a Tiller
7.1 General
7.2 Operations
Chapter 8 Wildland Fire Apparatus
8.1 General
8.2 Operations
Chapter 9 Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Apparatus
9.1 General
9.2 Operations
Chapter 10 Mobile Water Supply Apparatus
10.1 General
10.2 Operations
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Job Performance Requirements
Annex C Informational References