Improving the Health & Safety of all Emergency Responders

FDSOA Emergency Vehicle Technician Training Programs

   Offered in the US and Canada       

If you are interested in hosting a class – please contact the FDSOA Office:   248-880-1864 / Programs@fdsoa.org  

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LEVEL 1 EVT / 3 Day Class (includes both F1 and F2)

Fleet Design and Performance Challenges – A sound apparatus/vehicle specification and maintenance program are important to all government agencies of all sizes. Be it a volunteer, combination or career department, reliable vehicles and equipment in appropriate working order is essential to providing all public services to the communities served in a professional and timely manner. Fire, EMS, Wildland, ARFF and HazMat apparatus and equipment that are improperly designed and/or break down frequently due to the outlay and use will lead to an interruption in service to the agency and the community. Having a well thought out and credible plan will not only benefit the departments operations and fleet division and the community it serves, but also the direction of those future needs and funds.

Below is a brief overview of the courses outlined in the current NFPA 1911, 2017 Edition along with the essential Emergency Vehicle Technician Levels required for Certification.

This course is also applicable to driver/operators, engineers, training officers and apparatus committee members.

LEVEL 1 / F-1 Maintenance, Inspection & Testing
This course covers the maintenance, inspection and testing of Fire Apparatus as described in NFPA 1911, Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing and Retirement of In-Service Fire Apparatus.

Level 1 / F-2 Design & Performance Standards and Preventative Maintenance of Fire Apparatus
This course covers the standards for fire apparatus as described in NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, and in NFPA 1911, Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus.

Cost: $525 USD

LEVEL 2 EVT / 4 Day Class

This course is an EVT F-3 Fire Pumps and Accessories that will cover fire pumps of all makes and models along with the related accessories and components. The theory and operation of the fire pump class includes the classroom portion along with a dynamic hands-on experience to understand the most current standards as described in NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus and NFPA 1911, Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus. This is a great opportunity for the students to learn about different brands and types of fire pumps, how to properly perform multiple tests along with hands-on training. A sound vehicle and maintenance and testing program is important to government agencies of all sizes. That’s why understanding proper fire pump maintenance and pump testing are so important.

The course provides discussion of the EVT test taking process so that even taking the test may be understood to be an educational experience. The goal is not only to prepare the student to pass the test but to help the student to develop a mindset that allows them to perform better as a technician in their role of servicing and repairing emergency vehicles

This course is also applicable to driver/operators, engineers, training officers and apparatus committee members.

F-3 Fire Pumps and Accessories
This course covers the standards as described in NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus.  In NFPA 1911, Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus.

Cost: $625.00 USD

LEVEL 2 EVT / 4 Day Class

The focus of the class is to help the student gain a clear understanding of the basic principles of electricity and how these principles relate to the function of both fire apparatus and ambulance electrical systems along with the components. Components described and explained include batteries, starters, alternators, and inverters. Also included is the function and role of switches, diodes, relays, capacitors, sensors, motors, and control modules.The class will both describe and provide various examples of meters and test probes (including test lights) so that the student may use these tools in a hands-on training portion both in the class room and on a provided ambulance and fire apparatus. Topics discussed include definition of terms, electron theory, AC, DC, Ohms Laws and more. A sound vehicle and maintenance and testing program is important to government agencies of all sizes. That’s why the understanding of electrical systems diagnosing and testing are so important.

The course provides discussion of the EVT test taking process so that even taking the test may be understood to be an educational experience. The goal is not only to prepare the student to pass the test but to help the student to develop a mindset that allows them to perform better as a technician in their role of servicing and repairing emergency vehicles

F-4 Fire Apparatus Electrical Systems
This course covers the basic design and performance requirements of fire apparatus electrical systems, components of electrical systems, and preventive maintenance and troubleshooting activities.

Cost $625.00 USD

MASTER LEVEL 3 EVT / 4 Day Class

The Aerial Maintenance Class is an EVT F5 Aerial Fire Apparatus Course. The class will include currently accepted NFPA 1911 Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing and Retirement of In-Service Emergency Vehicles and also includes the manufacturer recommended maintenance practices along with the different types of design and construction. The aerial device requires preventative maintenance on a regular basis that includes the visual, operational and load tests as outlined in the NFPA 1911 which also includes the hands-on portion for the student by delving into an aerial device. A sound vehicle maintenance and testing program is important to government agencies of all sizes. That’s why understanding the proper aerial maintenance and testing are so important.

The course provides discussion of the EVT test taking process so that even taking the test may be understood to be an educational experience. The goal is not only to prepare the student to pass the test but to help the student to develop a mindset that allows them to perform better as a technician in their role of servicing and repairing emergency vehicles.

This course is also applicable to driver/operators, engineers, training officers and apparatus committee members.

F-5 Aerial Fire Apparatus
This course covers the standards as described in NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus and NFPA +1911, Standard for the Inspection, maintenance, Testing and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus.

Cost $625.00 USD

MASTER LEVEL 3 EVT / 4 Day Class

This course is an EVT F-6 Allison Transmission that covers the servicing and maintenance, diagnostics and troubleshooting of Allison Automatic Transmissions AT, MT & HT series. For emergency responders, failure is not an option. Allison Transmission has spent decades designing and building fully automatic transmissions that perform at their best in critical situations. Including an Allison fully automatic transmission in the driveline will enable the chassis, body and pump to efficiently work together, improving uptime and performance that this course covers in the classroom and with fire apparatus for hands-on to include operation, maintenance, and diagnostics containing power take-off, auxiliary functions, prognostics, converters, integral retarder and more.

A sound vehicle and maintenance and testing program is important to government agencies of all sizes. That’s why understanding proper Allison Transmission maintenance, diagnosing, and testing are so important.

F-6 Allison Automatic Transmissions
This course covers the servicing and maintenance, diagnostics and troubleshooting of Allison Automatic Transmissions AT, MT & HT series

Cost $625.00 USD

MANAGEMENT LEVEL M1 & M2 / 4 Day Class (includes both M1 and M2)

The Fleet Management courses are based on the principals published by the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) in The Career Equipment Fleet Manager. Reference publication ordering information to prepare for the Management Exam is listed at the top of the page of the exam’s learning objectives found at Emergency Vehicle Certification Commission Inc., www.evtcc.org

The EVT Management Certification program recognizes shop foreman and supervisors with an EVT Level I exam and a Level II exam. Reference Materials List and Learning Objectives are based on industry standards recognized by Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), American Public Works Association (APWA), and National Association of Fleet Managers (NAFA). All areas outlined are designed to prepare an individual for both the M1 and M2 Management exams.

Management Levels must have completed EVT Levels 1 & 2

 The class consists of:

  • Fleet Facility Resources (buildings and tools) 
  • Fleet Replacement Program/Schedule  
  • Fleet Software and record keeping 
  • Fleet Services Goals vs. Performance (How often vehicles are seen) 
  • Fleet Staff Training, Certification and Competency 
  • Future Growth Capacities 
  • Options for apparatus transportation to outside vendors and from fire stations to fleet
  • Number of inspection cycles per year
  • What major repairs should be completed by outside vendors 
  • Potential for mobile services 
  • Inventory Control (stock on hand, tracking, efficiencies, deficiencies)
  • Fleet Staff Duties efficiencies and/or deficiencies

Cost $625.00 USD

PPE Requirements for each student – for every class

Each student must provide their own PPE for the class.

PPE Minimum

  • Helmet – Structural/Wildland/Hardhat
  • Eye Protection – Safety Glasses
  • Hearing Protection
  • Leather Gloves
  • Work Boots (NO running shoes)
  • Long Pants
  • Structural Or Wildland PPE Optional

NOTE: NO shorts, or Open Toe Footwear

NO EXCEPTIONS!

EVT Testing

Testing will be available after each class is complete.
There is a separate registration and testing fee in addition to the course fee.

Students taking EVT exams must apply to www.evtcc.org  21 days prior to testing

New EVT exams cost is $60.00 US ea.
EVT Re-certification exams are $35.00 US ea.

See specific level testing information in listed in each level section