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 five (5) 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.

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

  • MFRI Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (FIRE-130)
  • MFRI Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator (FIRE-114)
  • 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 (PDF) with a minimum of ten (10) driving hours completed.  Note: it is not necessary to bring a DOT from each day the candidate drove.  ONLY two copies of the Form 330 for the day of the test are required to be brought for testing.
  9.  A completed FADO - Aerial Pro Qual Application
  10.  A completed FADO - Tiller Pro Qual Application

* When completing the MFSPQB Skills Checklists, please ensure that the forms are completed in their entirety and signed in contrasting color ink.  Each individual line must be dated and initialed; it is not acceptable to draw a line down the sheet indicating completion of multiple skills.  The MFSPQB will reject these forms and this will result in significant processing delays.

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. The test will consist of the four skills cards as well as an on-road test.  Once the individual is ready for a turn-in, the station officer should complete a Driver Turn-In Request.

Turn In Completion Time Requirements
All candidates shall complete all indicated requirements and tasks including the evaluation and should not exceed one calendar year. 

Failure of Skill Cards
Please refer to the EVO Re-Testing Guidelines page for more information.