Fire Equipment Safety (Module 1): Visual Inspection of Aerial Components and Structural Members


The purpose of this program is to educate fire departments using aerial devices about the different aspects of aerial inspections and to build awareness of the Fire Equipment Safety (FES) services provided by UL. This module provides an overview of the requirements for visual inspection, such as test methods, testing frequency, tools required to conduct tests, 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 tools required for inspecting aerial units
  • Identify the necessary qualifications for personnel conducting the inspections of aerial units
  • Inspect essential components of the aerial boom assembly
  • Inspect essential components for boom movement
  • Inspect essential components for aerial stability

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
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Time Requirement


Web-Based Approximately 45 minutes

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