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The Empowered Aerial Operator: Mastering Truck Specifications and Operations

Friday, April 19
Classroom Session
Truck Company

Do you want to gain a comprehensive understanding of ladder trucks’ abilities and learn how to optimize their positioning on the fireground? This must-take course will leave you with valuable knowledge to maximize the use of your aerial device and make informed decisions for future specifications. First, students will examine the specification process. Discover what to ask for in a ladder truck and how to influence decision makers. This insight into aerial operations will be further clarified by a careful look at vehicles’ specifications and operators’ manuals. Attendees will then put their understanding to the test through dozens of interactive scenarios focused on practical skills and aerial and tower ladder positioning. Prepare to take a deep dive into ladder truck functions such as aerial overrides and emergency backup procedures. Topics covered include vehicle operation, safety systems, new technology, and options that impact vehicle abilities.

Nick Wilbur, Captain - College Park Volunteer Fire Department