Fire Equipment Safety (Bundle): Inspection of Aerial Units


This program is designed to educate fire departments about the aspects of aerial device maintenance and inspections, and to build awareness of the Fire Equipment Safety(FES) services provided by UL. The program provides an overview of the inspection and testing requirements found in Chapter 22 of the NFPA 1911 Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Emergency Vehicles. The course is comprised of four individual modules that cover: visual inspection of aerial components and structural members, critical bolt inspection and torqueing, aerial hydraulic systems, and operational tests and load tests. Each module also addresses requirements such as testing methods, testing frequency, tools required to conduct tests, safety considerations, and inspection personnel qualifications.

Course content will remain available as a reference for 1 year from the date of purchase, and may be accessed at any time during those 12 months.


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the scope of Chapter 22 of the NFPA 1911 Standard
  • Describe the requirements for testing frequency of aerial units
  • List the required tools for inspecting aerial units
  • Identify the necessary qualifications for personnel conducting the inspections of aerial units
  • Inspect essential components, fasteners, and hydraulic systems of aerial units
  • Conduct operational and load tests on aerial units

Learning objectives will be measured by progressive knowledge checks and engagement interactions.

Target Audience

  • Fire departments who use or are considering using aerial device units

Training modules are available for individual purchase. Click the links below to access the individual modules:

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • 0.3 IACET CEUs; contact your local jurisdiction for CEU recognition.
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Time Requirement


Certificates Approximately 3 hours for all four modules.

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