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IFSTA NEW Editions Streamline Driver/Operator Training
The new editions of these bestselling IFSTA fire apparatus driver/operator training materials mark a new approach to training driver/operators. Previously, IFSTA published two separate manuals with student and instructor support materials: Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook. Fire departments with both types of apparatus needed two manuals, two curriculum and driver/operator trainees needed two exam preps to study for tests.
The release of the 3rd edition of these manuals streamlines the IFSTA training resources. The Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition covers pumping apparatus only, the second book in the pair, Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition contains the same 15 chapters as the pumping apparatus textbook, plus an additional 5 chapters relevant to aerial apparatus. Personnel on departments that operate both types of apparatus now only need one manual and one curriculum for training. Students only need one exam prep to prepare for testing. If a fire department does not use aerial apparatus, they use the Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition and omit the aerial sections of the curriculum and exam prep which include all 20 chapters.
Chapters 2 and 3 are especially beneficial for all driver/operators: Inspection and Maintenance and Safety and Operating Emergency Vehicles.
Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition
IFSTA full featured eBooks meet the needs of the fire and emergency responder who is fully connected and immersed in the capability of mobile devices to communicate, socialize, and learn.
IFSTA eBooks include features to enhance learning:
Intended to prepare the student for end of course tests and written portions of certification exams, this self-study includes 953 questions from all 20 chapters of Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition. Page referenced for correct answers in Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition.
This interactive, digital version of the print Exam Prep is designed as a self-study tool to allow students to review content on a chapter-by-chapter basis with the intent to prepare for comprehensive assessments like certification or promotional exams. However, it is much more than a replica of the print version. The Exam Prep Flash Drive is a Windows based application that includes the same 953 questions in the print version. The questions are divided by chapter. The flash drive allows the user to select all the questions for a particular chapter or to select a subset of questions based upon a page range that the user selects. If a subset is selected, the user can then limit the questions to a particular part of a chapter. The questions are automatically graded, and the program tracks correct and incorrect responses for the user. Each question includes the page reference where the correct answer is located in Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition. After completing a section of questions in the Exam Prep, all incorrect responses are displayed so that the user can print a fully referenced custom study plan based upon areas in which they missed questions. The Exam Prep Flash Drive was formerly referred to as the Self-Study Guide Flash Drive.
Requires a Microsoft®-supported version of Windows® and the Adobe® Flash® Player, which is available as a free download.
This package includes:
Requires a Microsoft-supported version of Windows and the Adobe Flash Player, which is available as a free download.
The Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition Curriculum builds upon the excellence of IFSTA instructional materials. Instructors know they can count on IFSTA to provide accurate, customizable, and complete curriculum. In addition, they have come to expect that IFSTA curriculum is up-to-date and will meet their training needs and those of their organizations. The Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition Curriculum meets and surpasses these customer expectations. The curriculum design is based on current research that provides for the most effective instructional design for adult training classrooms. All the tools an instructor needs to deliver a course with successful outcomes for today’s students are provided in this comprehensive package
The curriculum covers all 20 chapters of the Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition. The components are designed for use in both a traditional face-to-face and hybrid classroom environment.
Each lesson contains a detailed, simple-to-use instructor presentation outline in Microsoft Word® format. This format allows instructors to customize the files to conform to their own teaching preferences or local procedures if they so choose. Skill evaluation checklists and learning activities pertinent to the lessons are also provided. Customizable high-quality PowerPoint® presentations also accompany each lesson. The following components are available on a Flash Drive and ResourceOne.
Compatible Operating Systems
IFSTA now offers high-quality teaching materials in all-inclusive kits and the ability to easily customize the curriculum at any time - all at an affordable price. This Instructor Resource Kit provides easy storage and all the instructional materials needed throughout a course based on Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition Instructor Resource Kit. The IRK allows instructors to store all materials together in one easy location, and is designed to be useful for transporting the materials to locations out in the field.
The IRK includes: