Illinois Fire Service Institute


ARFF Apparatus Driver/Operator : 24.00 Hours

Course Description

This 24-hour course is designed for Airport Fire Fighter personnel who are responsible for driving and operating ARFF apparatus. Students will be introduced to the characteristics and operational capabilities of ARFF apparatus, how to safely drive and operate ARFF apparatus, the inspection and maintenance of ARFF apparatus, and the proper positioning of ARFF apparatus for the effective application of extinguishing agents and rescue operations. Students will be required to operate ARFF apparatus during a final practical.

Below are the classes you must have completed before you can take this class:

  • Illinois Airport Firefighter Certification or NFPA Airport Firefighter Certification
  • Illinois Fire Service Vehicle Operator Certification or equivalent.

You MUST submit a copy of the above certifications to the program assistant by email <>, or by fax (217-244-6790) to complete your enrollment in this course.


  ARFF D-O Course Syllabus.pdf


  • NFPA Airport Firefighter Certification
  • NFPA Driving Skills Attestation

IFSI prerequisites are based on Illinois and NFPA standards. Equivalencies from other agencies will be reviewed upon request.

If you have specific questions about this course contact JOHN MCMANN

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact JOHN MCMANN or your regional representative.

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11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Phone: (217) 333-3800
            (800) 437-5819
Fax: (217) 244-6790
Phone: (217) 333-8925
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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