Aerial Operation Skill

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AERIAL OPERATION SKILL INSTRUCTIONS – To be read to the Candidate The candidate will safely demonstrate the proper method for spotting, setting and operating the aerial device. You are asked to set the ladder at a safe climbing angle for roof operations on a designated building. Upon completion of the ladder set, you will re-bed the ladder and return the apparatus to road ready within the allotted time. Failure to complete the skill in the allotted time will constitute failure of the entire skill.

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Ensures the jack/ladder switch is in the ladder position

Proper positioning

Ladder in low idle coming out of cradle

Ensures jack/ladder switch is in the jack position

Places apparatus in neutral

Ensures the jack/ ladder switch is in the Jack position

Ensures all jack lights and green interlock lights are on

*While standing on the turn table, candidate verbalizes there are no overhead obstruction prior to raising ladder out of bed

*Sets the parking brake

Engages Aerial PTO

*All tires off the ground or remove bulge from tires

Excites the generator

Smooth operation of ladder

Turns on the Master Power Switch

Chock the wheels

Confirms the ladder is pinned for rescue operations and not elevated master streams

*Places all four jack plates and deploys all four jacks completely on jack plates

Verbalizes ladder is set and ready for climbing

Returns apparatus to road ready, including generator and PTO

*Sets outriggers with both levels in green

Use high idle at appropriate times

Brings ladder down and smoothly places in cradle

Completes Skill in 12 minutes or less