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									             CHAPTER SEVEN - DRIVER OPERATOR
INDEX
Section 7.100: Program Administration
Section 7.200: Program Development
Section 7.300: Certification Process
Section 7.400: Term of Certification
Appendix A: Driver Operator Task Stations


               SECTION 7.100: PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

7.101:   The purpose of this policy is to detail the procedures and guidelines for
         certification as a Driver/Operator by the Colorado Metropolitan
         Certification Board (CMCB), hereafter known as the Board. The policy
         is intended to:
            ensure fire service driver/operators are qualified by completing a
             CMCB certified program,
            outline the procedures necessary to successfully complete the
             certification process.

7.102:   It is the intent of the Board that the policies set forth herein meet the
         requirements of the National Fire Protection Association standard
         1000, Fire Service Professional Qualifications Accreditation and
         Certification Systems.

7.103:   The Driver/Operator certification program is designed to meet the
         certification requirements of member departments of the Board.

7.104:   This policy and all procedures contained herein shall be established by
         the Board. The Chief Training Officer of each department is
         responsible for implementing the policy locally.

7.105:   This policy shall apply to all personnel pursuing certification as a
         Driver/ Operator.

7.106:   The Board may grant a variance of this policy when such variance
         meets the intent of the National Fire Protection Association
         Professional Qualification Standard 1002 and its additions, and is in
         the best interest of the Board or member department. Any such
         request for variance must be submitted in writing to the Board through
         the appropriate chain of command.



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7.107: This policy and its procedures shall meet or exceed any requirements for
       Driver/Operator set forth in the current edition of the National Fire
       Protection Association Standard, 1002, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator
       Professional Qualifications and its additions as approved and adopted by
       the Board. The Board shall be considered the authority having
       jurisdiction (AHJ) as specified in the standard.

7.108:   It is the responsibility of the Driver/Operator candidates to demonstrate
         that they meet or exceed the requirements of this policy.

7.109:   All appeals from Driver/Operator candidates shall be filed according to
         the appeals process specified in Chapter 1, Section 1.500 of the
         Policies and Procedures Manual of the Colorado Metropolitan
         Certification Board.


                SECTION 7.200: PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

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7.201:   The Board shall develop an evaluation process that includes a test
         bank and other evaluation instruments, which meet the requirements of
         the adopted NFPA 1002 standard. Subsequent test banks for CMCB
         approved Driver/Operator classifications or types shall be developed
         and adopted by the Board based upon need.

7.202:   The evaluation process shall be reviewed by the Board. The purpose
         of the Board in the review process is to ensure the evaluation
         processes have been validated.

7.203:   The Board shall ensure that the evaluation process meets the following
         criteria:
            the process evaluates the current body of knowledge in
             Driver/Operator fundamental/essentials training as necessary to
             meet the requirements of the adopted NFPA Professional
             Qualifications Standard 1002,
            each test item is valid,
            test construct is appropriate,
            all written and performance evaluation instruments are valid and
             objective.

7.204:   The Board shall provide all materials necessary to conduct the
         evaluation set forth in section 7.203.

7.205:   The Board shall review the evaluation process annually.
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                SECTION 7.300: CERTIFICATION PROCESS

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7.301:   Classifications or Types of Driver/Operator certification include, but are
         not limited to:
            Driver/Operator II, Pumper
            Driver/Operator III, Elevated Operations Apparatus
            Driver/Operator II and III Combined

7.302:   The candidate for certification as Driver/Operator II, III, combined II
         and III, must have one (1) year of full time experience in the fire
         service, be certified as Fire Fighter I as specified in NFPA 1001, or
         currently be in a promoted position of Driver/ Operator or greater.
         Certification must be from an International Fire Service Accreditation
         Congress or National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications
         accredited program. A candidate may obtain any classification or type
         of Driver/Operator certification without progression.

7.303:   The candidate shall make application for certification following the
         procedure set forth in Chapter 3, Section 3.100. Each candidate must
         submit documentation of successful completion of a driver’s training
         program for entrance into the certification process. The Department
         Training Chief must review and approve the Driver Operator training
         program. The candidate must have completed the course within the
         previous two (2) years and submit a course description including
         learning objectives and proof of successful completion. The submittal
         will be reviewed and approval may be granted for certification testing.

7.304:   The evaluation process for certification will include a written evaluation
         and a performance evaluation. The written test for each type of
         Driver/Operator certification shall consist of randomly selected
         questions, as indicated below, from the respective validated test bank:

            Driver Operator II – Fifty (50 questions)
            Driver Operator III – Fifty (50 questions)
            Combined Driver Operator II and III - one hundred (100) questions,
             fifty (50) questions from Driver/Operator II and fifty (50) questions
             from Driver/Operator III.

         Each section of the combined Driver/Operator II and III written exam
         will be scored separately and each must be passed with a minimum
         score of 80% as specified in Section 3.200.

         The performance evaluation will include the skill dimensions (see
         Appendix A) detailed below. The candidate must complete all tested
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skill dimensions with a passing or satisfactory rating to be certified as a
Driver/Operator.

The performance evaluation for Driver/Operator II, Pumper, shall
consist of the following:
   Over-the-road driving course, NFPA 1002 guidelines or CMCB
    approved course
   Rodeo driving course, NFPA 1002 guidelines or CMCB approved
    course
    From the CMCB Driver Operator Performance Evaluation Sheets in
    accordance with Appendix A:
   Three (3) pumper evolutions,
     one mandatory job sheet (P1)
     two selected at random
     random selections must include: a handline procedure; a master
       stream or double line procedure.
   Two (2) vehicle preventive maintenance procedures
     selected at random.
   Each skill performance evolution (job sheet), shall function as a
    “test station.” Failure of the first attempt at a test station, leads to
    the allowance of one additional attempt at that test station – “a
    retake.” If the second attempt is unsuccessful, the candidate fails
    the performance evaluation and must retest the entire performance
    evaluation in accordance with Section 7.300 and Section 3.216.
    Driver/Operator II: Failure of more than two (2) performance test
    stations on the first attempt constitutes a failure of the entire
    performance evaluation. The candidate must retest the entire
    performance evaluation in accordance with Section 7.300 and
    Section 3.216.

The performance evaluation for Driver/Operator III, Elevated
Operations, shall consist of the following:
   Over-the-road driving course, NFPA guidelines or CMCB approved
    course
   Rodeo driving course, NFPA guidelines or CMCB approved course
    From the CMCB Driver Operator Performance Evaluation Sheets in
    accordance with Appendix A:
   Three (3) elevated operations apparatus evolutions
     two mandatory job sheets (A1 and A2)
     one random selection
   One (1) specialized vehicle preventative maintenance procedure
     selected at random.

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   Each skill performance evolution (job sheet), shall function as a
    “test station.” Failure of the first attempt at a test station, leads to
    the allowance of one additional attempt at that test station – “a
    retake.” If the second attempt is unsuccessful, the candidate fails
    the performance evaluation and must retest the entire performance
    evaluation in accordance with Section 7.300 and Section 3.216.
    Driver/Operator III: Failure of more than two (2) performance test
    stations on the first attempt constitutes a failure of the entire
    performance evaluation. The candidate must retest the entire
    performance evaluation in accordance with Section 7.300 and
    Section 3.216.

The evaluation process for the combined Driver/Operator II and III
certification will include a combined pumper/elevated operations
apparatus written evaluation and performance evaluation.

A combined Driver/Operator II and III test shall include the
performance evaluations as listed in both sections of the Driver/
Operator II and the Driver/ Operator III.

The performance evaluation for combined Driver/Operator II and III
shall consist of the following:
   Over-the-road driving course, NFPA guidelines or CMCB approved
    course
   Rodeo driving course, NFPA guidelines or CMCB approved course
    From the CMCB Driver Operator Performance Evaluation Sheets in
    accordance with Appendix A, the skill performance test evaluation
    will consist of six job sheets, with evolutions from each of the
    following areas.
   Pumper Apparatus: three (3) skill performance evolutions
     one mandatory job sheet (P1)
     two randomly selected job sheets
   Elevated Operations Apparatus: two (2) skill performance
    evolutions
     one mandatory job sheet (A1)
     one randomly selected job sheet
   General Maintenance Application: one (1) skill performance
    evolution
     selected at random.
   Each skill performance evolution (job sheet), shall function as a
    “test station.” Failure of the first attempt at a test station, leads to
    the allowance of one additional attempt at that test station – “a
    retake.”


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            If the second attempt is unsuccessful, the candidate fails the
            performance evaluation and must retest the entire performance
            evaluation in accordance with Section 7.300 and Section 3.216.
            Driver/Operator II/III: Failure of more than three (3) performance
            test stations on the first attempt constitutes a failure of the entire
            performance evaluation. The candidate must retest the entire
            performance evaluation in accordance with Section 7.300 and
            Section 3.216.

         All over-the-road, off-road, and rodeo driving courses shall be based
         upon NFPA 1002, Annex A, as amended, according to vehicle size.
         These courses are determined, announced, and arranged and
         accomplished through the candidate’s Training Chief. Satisfactory
         performance requirements are determined by the candidate’s Training
         Chief. By signing the Application for Certification, the Training Chief
         verifies that every listed candidate for certification has successfully
         completed all objectives for the driving courses.

         Candidates with a valid Colorado Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
         will be excused from the over-the-road driving course and rodeo
         driving course requirements listed above. A CDL does not replace an
         off-road course requirement.

         All performance evaluations will be made utilizing the appropriate
         vehicle as stated in 7.301.

7.305:   Refer to Chapter 3 regarding testing process.

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                SECTION 7.400: TERM OF CERTIFICATION
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7.401:   The certifications issued by Colorado Metropolitan Certification Board
         will remain valid as long as the person is an employee in good
         standing with one of the member departments. In case of termination
         of employment and/or retirement, the certification would be valid for up
         to one year from the date of termination or retirement.



                   Reference for Written Test Questions

         (See CMCB Reading List for Written Certification Tests)


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                             APPENDIX A
              DRIVER OPERATOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS
                             Skill Stations



COMBINED PUMPER AND AERIAL
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

The Evaluator III will choose 6 performance evolutions from each of the following areas
to be tested. Pumper – choose 3 pumper evolutions one of which must be P-1; Aerial –
choose 2 aerial evolutions one of which must be A-1; and Maintenance – choose 1
maintenance procedure.
Engage Pump from the Cab / Operations                                             P-1
Produce Booster Stream from Pumper, Tank Source                                   P-2
Position Pumper and Connects Soft Suction to Hydrant                              P-3
Produce Pre-Connected Hand Stream Using Hydrant Supply                            P-4
Supply Water to Sprinkler System or Standpipe System                              P-5
Produce Master Stream from Hydrant Supply                                         P-6
Operate Pumper as Source Unit in Relay Operations                                 P-7
Pump Supply Transition, Tank to Hydrant                                           P-8
Produce Fire Stream from Draft Water Source                                       P-9
Produce Foam Fire Stream w/Venturi Eductor Off Tank Water                        P10a
Produce Foam Fire Stream Off Tank Water                                          P10b
Perform Routine Test, Inspections and Service Functions
    for Water Tank, Pumping Systems and Foam, if applicable                       P11

NOTE: CS cannot perform P-7, P-9, P-10b

Aerial Positioning – Engage Operation                                                 A-1
Stabilize Aerial Apparatus                                                            A-2
Raise, Extend and Lay-In Aerial Device                                                A-3
Emergency Backup Systems Operations Manufacturers Specifications                      A-4
Produce Elevated Master Stream – Aerial Device                                        A-5

General Maintenance – Inspect Electrical System                                       M-1
General Maintenance – Fluids and Belts                                                M-2
General Maintenance – Steering, Tires and Wheels                                      M-3
General Maintenance – Tools and Equipment Inspection / Report                         M-4
General Maintenance – Vehicle Maintenance Report                                      M-5
Perform Periodic Inspection and Maintenance                                           M-6
Operate All Fixed Systems                                                             M-7

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                      DRIVER OPERATION II - PUMPER


PUMPER PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

The Evaluator III will choose 3 pumper performance evolutions one of which must be P-1
(random selections must include a master stream or double line procedure) and 2
maintenance procedures to be tested.
Engage Pump from the Cab / Operations                                            P-1
Produce Booster Stream from Pumper, Tank Source                                  P-2
Position Pumper and Connects Soft Suction to Hydrant                             P-3
Produce Pre-Connected Hand Stream Using Hydrant Supply                           P-4
Supply Wter to Sprinkler System or Standpipe System                              P-5
Produce Master Stream from Hydrant Supply                                        P-6
Operate Pumper as Source Unit in Relay Operations                                P-7
Pump Supply Transition, Tank to Hydrant                                          P-8
Produce Fire Stream from Draft Water Supply                                      P-9
Produce Foam Fire Stream w/Venturi Eductor Off Tank Water                       P-10a
Produce Foam Fire Stream Off Tank Water                                         P-10b
Perform Routine Test, Inspections and Service Functions
    for Water Tank, Pumping Systems and Foam, if applicable                      P-11

NOTE: CS cannot perform P-7, P-9, P-10b

General Maintenance – Inspect Electrical System                                      M-1
General Maintenance – Fluids and Belts                                               M-2
General Maintenance – Steering, Tires and Wheels                                     M-3
General Maintenance – Tools and Equipment Inspection / Report                        M-4
General Maintenance – Vehicle Maintenance Report                                     M-5
Perform Periodic Inspection and Maintenance                                          M-6
Operate All Fixed Systems                                                            M-7




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        DRIVER OPERATION III - ELEVATED OPERATIONS (AERIAL)


AERIAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

The Evaluator III will choose 3 aerial performance evolutions two of which must be A-1
and A-2 (random selection must include an elevated operations procedure) and 1
maintenance procedure to be tested.
Aerial Positioning – Engage Operation                                             A-1
Stabilize Aerial Apparatus                                                        A-2
Raise, Extend and Lay-In Aerial Device                                            A-3
Emergency Backup Systems Operations Manufacturers Specifications                  A-4
Produce Elevated Master Stream – Aerial Device                                    A-5

General Maintenance – Inspect Electrical System                                       M-1
General Maintenance – Fluids and Belts                                                M-2
General Maintenance – Steering, Tires and Wheels                                      M-3
General Maintenance – Tools and Equipment Inspection / Report                         M-4
General Maintenance – Vehicle Maintenance Report                                      M-5
Perform Periodic Inspection and Maintenance                                           M-6
Operate All Fixed Systems                                                             M-7




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