Fire Equipment Safety (Module 4): Aerial Operational Tests and Load Test


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 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. Gain an understanding of the requirements for operational tests and load test of aerial device units such as test frequency, required tools, safety considerations, and qualifications of inspection personnel.

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:

  • Describe the inspection requirements for aerial device units
  • List the tools required to conduct operational tests and load test of aerial units
  • Identify the necessary qualifications for personnel conducting the inspections of aerial units
  • Describe the operational tests for aerial units
  • Describe the load test for aerial units
  • Conduct operational tests on aerial units
  • Conduct 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
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Time Requirement


Web-Based Approximately 60 minutes

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