Illinois Fire Service Institute


Basic Truck Company Operations : 4.00-16.00 Hours

Course Description

The responsibilities of the first-in truck company are discussed - deploying, raising and climbing ladders, forcible entry operations, controlling utilities and ventilation. Working off ladders, performing ladder rescues, carrying and working with tools on ladders, as well as roof ladder deployment are a few of the practical skills presented. Reviewing tools available locally for various forcible entry, ventilation and overhaul skills and their proper application are demonstrated and practiced. Hoisting equipment and performing search and rescue tasks round out the instruction. Students can practice regardless of whether the department has a straight "stick," snorkel, tower or no "truck" at all since the practical tasks still need to be done for victim and firefighter safety alike. NOTE: Protective Clothing Required -- Participants must furnish approved helmet, turn out gear, eye protection, gloves, SCBA and boots for this class. This course is delivered at local fire departments


  Syllabus - Basic Truck Company Operations.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • cornerstone
  • fire fighting


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

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Applicable Credits

Hours 1
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Champaign, IL 61820
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