DO116 - Modern Aerial Operations, Strategies & Tactics


Modern aerial apparatus are extremely powerful and impressive pieces of firefighting machinery. In order to utilize these machines to their full potential, it requires the aerial operator to have more than just a basic understanding of aerial operations. In addition, it is critically important for the aerial operator to be intimately familiar with the operating parameters of their specific unit.

This course is designed to teach the student the various applications and configurations that modern aerial apparatus can be utilized for. Emphasis will be placed on the specific capabilities of the hosting department’s aerial device. By the conclusion of this class students will have an in-depth understanding of the characteristics of modern aerial devices, how to properly position the modern aerial, and advanced aerial operational techniques.

Course Code



16 Hours


  • $65 per student on campus
  • $950 flat rate off campus


Aerial Familiarization OR Aerial Driver/Operator


Must be at least 18 years of age.



Maximum Class Size


Required Student Materials

  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Highlighter
  • NFPA Compliant Structural Firefighting Clothing


Course Objectives

  • Students will know how to discuss the principles of stabilizing the aerial apparatus on level ground.
  • Students will be able to discuss the various components found on the modern aerial apparatus.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate positioning considerations when there is a known rescue to be made.

Other Notes



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