Illinois Fire Service Institute


Fire Apparatus Engineer : 40 Hours

Student Fee

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Course Description

The Fire Apparatus Engineer course is designed for firefighters who are assigned to or may be assigned to operate fire department apparatus in the normal course of their duties.  It is designed to develop a firefighter in the areas of principles of water and water systems, mechanical principles of pumps, pumps and pump controls, intake and discharge hydraulics, aerial apparatus considerations, apparatus spotting, fire stream development, pump maintenance, service testing, acceptance testing, and pump troubleshooting.  The Fire Apparatus Engineer will generate effective fire streams from hydrants, relay operations, and drafting from static sources.  Hydraulic situations will range from single line problems up through multiple-line relay operations to give the students a solid understanding of fire ground hydraulics, as well as practical solutions to be able to apply these concepts to their department


  Syllabus - FAE.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • driver/operator
  • nfa-endorsed


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

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

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Upcoming Classes

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champaign Mon, Apr 22 2019 -
Fri, Apr 26 2019

champaign Mon, Oct 28 2019 -
Fri, Nov 1 2019

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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