Engine Turn-In Procedures

Completion of the Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator (FADO) Engine Turn-In through the Fire-Rescue Academy will allow the candidate to drive all Class "B" apparatus in the department fleet, including HM 114, FOAM 14, DECON 54, and the Mobile Command Post.  The turn-in consists of six skill stations and a road course.  Station officers should work with personnel to ensure that those individuals driving specialized units are familiar with their operation.  Personnel wishing to become a tower-only (i.e. Tower 17) driver will complete the Truck Turn-In Procedures, but will only need a Class "B" license.

Candidates must possess the following prerequisites to be considered for the Engine Turn-In:

  • MFRI Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (FIRE-130, 24 hours)
  • MFRI Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator (FIRE-113, 36 hours)
  • Firefighter II (MFSPQB, NBFSPQ, IFSAC or DoD-IFSAC certification)

Items to be Completed at the Station Prior to Scheduling
The following items should be completed and brought on the day of the test.  Please utilize the Checklist of Paperwork (PDF) to assist in preparing these documents.

  1.  Two copies of your Driver's License and EVO Card (if applicable), both sides
  2.  Two copies of a Form 330 for a daily check done the day of the test
  3.  A copy of your MFRI Unofficial Transcript showing EVOC and Pump Operations
  4.  A copy of your ProBoard Transcript indicating Firefighter II
  5.  The MFSPQB FADO Pumper Skills Checklist (PDF)
  6.  The MFSPQB Mobile Water Supply Skills Checklist (PDF)
  7.  The FADO Engine In-Station Performance Objectives Checklist (PDF)
  8.  A completed Driving Log with a minimum of ten (10) driving hours completed
  9.  A completed FADO - Pump Pro Qual Application
  10.  A completed FADO - Mobile Water Supply Pro Qual Application

Scheduling a Turn-In
Applicants should review the SAMPLE FADO Engine Skill Cards (PDF) to prepare for the turn-in process prior to scheduling.  Once the individual is ready for a turn-in, the station officer should complete a Driver Turn-In Request.

Failure of Skill Stations
If an applicant fails any station, they must re-mediate at their assigned station and submit a Form 51 (available on the BCnet) upon completion.  The station officer may then submit a Driver Turn-In Request to schedule a re-test.

If an applicant fails two station, remediation will be conducted at the member's station with their company officer.  A Form 51 for each skill must be completed by the company officer and the candidate must schedule a re-test no earlier than two weeks from the initial test date.  Any Form 51s must accompany the candidate on the day of the re-test.