DPO- Driver Pump Operator
A 5 module course (part of the Driver/Operator curriculum) with detailed instruction on the operation, maintenance and design of pumping fire apparatus. The modules include: Module 2, Water Supplies for Fire Fighting; Module 3, Fire Pump Theory; Module 4, Operating Fire Pumps; Module 5, Fire Service Hydraulics. EVOC is a separate module not contained within this program.
Driver Operator - Pumper Candidate Pre-Course Qualifications and
A. Pre-Course Qualifications and Requirements for Driver Operator - Pumper Candidates
1. Current Firefighter I certification which meets/exceeds one or more of the following
Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP)
National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualification (NBFSPQ)
International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)
- AND -
Virginia Department of Fire Programs’ recognition/certificate for Hazardous Materials
Operations training certificate which meets or exceeds one or more of the following:
a. Virginia Department of Fire Programs training in Hazardous Materials
b. Virginia Department of Emergency Management as a Hazardous Materials
Technician -OR- Specialist
- AND -
Virginia Department of Fire Programs current Emergency Vehicle Operators
Certificate Course class three (3) minimum. Possess a valid unrestricted driver’s license.
Minimum of 18 years of age on the first day of class.
B. Course Completion Requirements for Driver Operator - Pumper Candidates
1. Driver Operator - Pumper Candidates are required to attend 100% of classroom sessions to
meet all of the standards set forth in the National Fire Protection Association’s 1002,
“Standards for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications”
a. Missed sessions or any portion of that session, must be made up as the entire session prior to the
next scheduled session or within another Driver Operator - Pumper certification course. All
sessions within the Driver Operator - Pumper certification course must be taken in sequence.
2. Driver Operator - Pumper Candidates are required to satisfactorily complete assigned
evolutions as identified in the course curriculum, and by the Driver Operator - Pumper
3. Driver Operator - Pumper Candidates must receive a minimum score of 70% on the 100
question final written test.