The truck driver, a unique position in the fir service. Depending on staffing, they may be working alone or as a team expected to think quick and act without supervision. In this 3-day class, participates will be given the opportunity to practice positioning and different placement options depending on tactics to accomplish (ventilation, Rescue, Master Stream) of a tower and ladder truck, understand the capabilities of each type of apparatus and perform outside truck function related to your staffing, including: gaining access, Vent-Enter-Search (VES), ground ladder mastery. Bridgeport Fire Rescue Department will provide both a tower and ladder truck for participants to start mastering their skills.


 Aerial Operator

  • Tower and Truck Overview
  • Truck Lab
  • Positioning
  • Placement
    • Rescue
    • Ventilation
    • Master stream application
  • Master Streams
  • Technical Rescue
  • Miscellaneous Usage
  • Below Grade Rescue

Outside Truck Functions

  • Size Up
  • Tactical Considerations
    • Side Charlie Report
    • Roof Report
    • Commercial Roof Ventilation
  • Gaining Access
    • Commercial Forcible Entry
    • Bars
    • Saw Work
  • Vent Enter Search
  • Everything Ground ladders



When: March 15-17, 2022 (3-Day Class)
Cost: $300.00
Max Students: 30
Where: Bridgeport Fire Department 131 W Main St., Bridgeport, WV 26330
Gear Needed: Full turnout gear with SCBA and extra bottle