The 2017 edition of NFPA 1002: Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications specifies the latest Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) for fire fighters and fire brigade personnel who drive and operate fire apparatus, in both emergency and non-emergency situations. 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.
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 JPRs as professional qualifications in operating and maneuvering fire apparatus, as well as performing preventive maintenance.
Follow the Standard's up-to-date criteria for:
New in the 2017 edition: