The Job Performance Requirement Skills Evaluation System is divided into Skill Stations based upon the subject headings within the certification standard. Each of the skill stations are further broken down into Skills Tests which are drawn from each component of the standard. This is an “Evaluation and not a “Training Session”. The candidate must satisfactorily pass each skill.
INSTRUCTORS AND EVALUATORS:
Each Skill Test presented within this Skill Packet is based upon Job Performance Requirements identified by The National Fire Protection Agency and approved by the Indiana Board of Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education. Instructor II/III whom, is serving as the Lead Instructor and/or Lead Evaluator are mandated to ensure the Evaluation and Testing Results satisfy the Job Performance Requirement as described by the standard.
If the candidate is unable to perform a task, the Evaluator will identify the specific task as a “Recommended Area for Further Training.” Each Candidate shall advise the Evaluator when they have completed each Skill Station. Candidates will not find out the results of an individual Skill Station until all evaluations scheduled for that day have been completed. Candidates have the option to retake any Skill Test at the end of the Evaluation Session or during a make-up session scheduled by the Instructor.
NFPA 1002, 2003 Edition
Task: Perform the routine test, inspections, and servicing functions specified in the following list in addition to those specified in the list 6.1.1, given a fire department aerial apparatus, so that the operational readiness of the aerial apparatus is verified.
Performance Outcome: The ability to use hand tools, recognize system problems, and correct any deficiency noted according to policy and procedures. Perform a visual and/or operational aerial device inspection according to the fire departments SOP’s.
Conditions: Manufacturers specifications and requirements, policies, and procedures of the jurisdiction. The aerial operator will complete all elements of the assigned task.
Equipment Required: A fully equipped fire department aerial apparatus, the appropriate equipment to complete the assigned task and access to the departments policies, and procedures.
Inspect turntable assembly.
Inspect lower control pedestal(s). (if applicable)
Inspect the platform control console. (if applicable)
Inspect aerial device communication system.
Status/operation of the breathing air supply system. (if applicable)
Task: Operate a fire department aerial apparatus over a predetermined route on a public way that incorporates the maneuvers and features specified in the list in 4.3.1, so that the vehicle is safely operated in compliance with all applicable state and local laws, department rules and regulations, and the requirements of NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program, Section 4.2.
Performance Outcome: The candidate will safely complete the task operating the department pumper on a predetermined route provided by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
The AHJ will administer this JPR prior to the candidate participating in the Driver/Operator Practical.
Conditions: The candidate will complete all elements of the assigned task.
Equipment Required: (1) one fire department aerial apparatus.
Four left turns.
Four right turns.
A straight section of urban business street or a two-lane rural road at least 1 mile in length.
One through-intersection and two intersections where a stop has to be made.
One Railroad crossing.
One curve, either left or right.
A section of limited-access highway that includes a conventional ramp entrance and exit and a section of road long enough to allow two lane changes.
A downgrade steep enough and long enough to require down-shifting and braking.
An upgrade steep enough and long enough to require gear changing to maintain speed.
The maneuvers and features specified for this JPR include driving situations that the committee has determined to be essential. The committee recognizes that each of these situations might not exist in all areas. Where this occurs, those specific requirements can be omitted.
Lead Evaluator/Candidate Comments:
Lead Evaluator (Print & Sign) Date Candidate Date
Re-Test Lead Evaluator Date Re-Test Candidate Date
NFPA 1002, 2003 Edition
Task: The aerial apparatus driver/operator, given a fire department aerial apparatus, shall demonstrate ability to prepare the pumper to be driven.