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Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification (EVTCC)

*Emergency Vehicle Technician* (EVT) training helps municipalities improve the reliability and safety of their emergency vehicles and provides technicians with a valuable credential that reflects mastery-level skill and knowledge. Bring EVT training to your municipality to get the education, training and experience your technicians need for the service and repair of emergency vehicles.

Training is offered through a joint FVTC/Pierce Manufacturing partnership in collaboration with the Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Commission (EVTCC). Completion of the certification workshops prepare technicians for the EVTCC exam and helps them understand the general design, performance and testing standards for pumper apparatus, per NFPA 1901 and 1911.

The **EVTCC certification workshops** offered through Fox Valley Technical College include:

  • F-3 Fire Pumps and Accessories
  • F-4 Fire Apparatus Electrical & E-2 Ambulance Electrical Systems
  • F-5 Aerial Maintenance

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Course Options

**F-3 Fire Pumps & Accessories**

This workshop prepares the technician for the EVTCC exam and to understand the general design, performance and testing standards for pumper apparatus, per NFPA 1901 and 1911. You will learn about the hydraulic principles of water movement in pumping operations; the terms that relate to the basic hydraulic principles used in the fire service; the mechanical principles of pumps, pump controls, and accessories; the operation of a fire pump and related accessories during pumping operations, the periodic preventive maintenance required for fire pumps, pump controls and pump accessories, the procedures necessary to overhaul a fire pump; and the procedures of performing a pump service test.

The workshops includes 24 hours of instruction, plus evening study. Participants will be expected to complete practice tests. Technicians are urged to obtain and study the reference material prior to attending the workshop. For reference material ordering information, visit [www.evtcc.org/exams.htm](http://www.evtcc.org/exams.htm).

* **Required Textbooks & Classroom Resources** *

  • NFPA 1901 - Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus
  • NFPA 1911 - Standard for Service Tests for Fire Pumps on Fire Department Apparatus
  • NFPA 1915 - Standards for Fire Apparatus Preventive Maintenance Program
  • IFSTA - Pumping Apparatus, Driver/Operator Handbook

**F-4 Fire Apparatus Electrical & E-2 Ambulance**

This workshop prepares the technician for the EVTCC exam and covers basic electricity including electrical theory; battery theory, meters, wire and cables; alternators and cranking motors; advanced electricity; the application of the above theories; plus troubleshooting of entire systems. The class covers the basic design and performance requirements of the fire and ambulance electrical systems, components of electrical systems and preventive maintenance and troubleshooting activities. The technician will understand the use of diagnostic equipment; batteries; the construction and operation of starting systems; charging systems and components; and the accepted practices used to diagnose and repair electrical systems.

Technicians are urged to obtain and study the reference material prior to attending the workshop. For reference material ordering information, visit [www.evtcc.org/exams.htm](http://www.evtcc.org/exams.htm).

* **Required Textbooks & Classroom Resources** *

  • Voltmeter priced at $25 or more
  • Pocket calculator
  • Auto Electricity and Electronic Technology by James Duffy or Heavy Duty Truck/Equipment Clinic Manual by Interstate Battery
  • KKK-A-1822E Federal Specification for Star of Life Ambulance GSA Publishing

**F-5 Aerial Maintenance**

This workshop will prepare the technician to take the EVTCC F5 exam. Course objectives are to define the terms and phrases commonly used with aerial fire apparatus, operations and/or testing; identify the design requirements for aerial fire apparatus stated in NFPA 1901; understand the testing, inspection and documentation requirements of all aerial fire apparatus (NFPA 1914); understand and identify hydraulic systems of an aerial apparatus; understand and identify electrical systems of an aerial apparatus; describe activities considered to be accepted practice in service and repair of aerial apparatus; and understand the principles of operating aerial apparatus.

Prerequisites are enrollment for the F5 exam and having the reference materials required for the F 5 exam to be used in the classroom. Participants will be expected to complete practice tests. Technicians are urged to obtain and study the reference material prior to attending the workshop. For reference material ordering information, visit [www.evtcc.org/exams.htm](http://www.evtcc.org/exams.htm).

* **Required Textbooks & Classroom Resources** *

  • NFPA 1901 - Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus
  • NFPA 1914 - Standard for Testing Fire Department Aerial Devices
  • Introduction to Hydraulic Technology, Student Workbook
  • Any hydraulic reference materials with symbols, such as Fluid Power Designer Lightning Reference Handbook
Business and Industry Services

Fox Valley Technical College
Business & Industry Services
D. J. Bordini Center
5 N. Systems Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277

bi.services@fvtc.edu
www.fvtc.edu/bis

P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771


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