Truck Turn-In Procedures

Completion of the Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator (FADO) Truck Turn-In through the Fire-Rescue Academy will allow the candidate to drive all ladder trucks in the department fleet..  The turn-in consists of three (3) 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 this FADO Truck turn-in process but only need a Class "B" license.  Those completing the tower-only turn-in who later wish to complete a truck turn-on will need to go through the entire truck turn-in process again.

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

  • MFRI Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (FIRE-130, 24 hours)
  • MFRI Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator (FIRE-114, 27 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 Aerial Apparatus Operations
  4.  A copy of your ProBoard Transcript indicating Firefighter II
  5.  The MFSPQB FADO Aerial Skills Checklist (PDF)
  6.  The MFSPQB FADO Tiller Skills Checklist (PDF)
  7.  The FADO Truck In-Station Performance Objectives Checklist (PDF)
  8.  A completed Driving Log with a minimum of ten (10) driving hours completed
  9.  A completed FADO - Aerial Pro Qual Application
  10.  A completed FADO - Tiller Pro Qual Application

Scheduling a Turn-In
Applicants should review the SAMPLE FADO Truck Turn 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 remediate 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.