Illinois Fire Service Institute


Rural Engine and Tender Operations : 8.00-16.00 Hours

Course Description

This practical class brings students together with mutual aid association partners to provide water and adequate fire streams in areas where little water exists. Participants will learn the intricacies of tender (tanker) shuttles, relay-pumping operations, drafting, and other methods to provide sufficient water for fire attacks, whether offensive or defensive in nature. The class can be customized to improve Insurance Service Office rural water supply classification. Static water supplies such as lakes, streams, or swimming pools using floating strainers are options to supply multiple tenders, port-a-tanks and engines. Personnel will be comfortable in supply water “out of town” on completion of the class. Note: Engines and Tenders must be supplied locally.


  Syllabus - Rural Engine and Tender Operations.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • cornerstone
  • driver/operator


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact TAL PRENDERGAST

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

If you are not sure who your regional representative is, take a look at this map. It is color coded by county.

Upcoming Classes

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edwardsville Sat, Jul 18 2020 -
Sat, Jul 18 2020

bunker hill Sat, Aug 8 2020 -
Sat, Aug 8 2020

saint libory Mon, Oct 5 2020 -
Mon, Oct 5 2020

Applicable Credits

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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