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Nebraska State Fire Marshal

Scott Cordes, State Fire Marshal

Apparatus Driver/Operation – Pumper Certification

Certification Requirement:

Apparatus Driver/Operator – Pumper

NFPA Standard: 1002, 2017, Chapters 4 and 5

Accredited: IFSAC: Yes       NPQS: Yes

Description: The Apparatus Driver Operator - Pumper is a person that can safely operate an apparatus equipped with a permanently mounted with a pump and all systems associated with the apparatus and pump, safely operate the apparatus over streets and highways, establish a water supply from an internal, external static or pressurized water source, operate pump to supply various size attack handlines or master streams, set-up and support operations using foam and built-in fire protection systems using a standpipe and operate pump during a relay pumping operation. 

Requirements for Certification: Candidates shall be at least 18 years of age. Complete a practical skills examination (PSE) with a "Passing" score. Complete an 100 question written examination with a passing score of 70% or higher

Reference List:

  • NFPA 1002 Standard for Driver Operator Professional Qualifications, 2017.
  • IFSTA Pumping Apparatus Driver Operator, 2nd Edition
  • Jones and Bartlett, Apparatus Driver Operator, 3rd Edition


Apparatus Driver/Operator Training