CA Driver Operator 1A - Driving

Driver Operator 1A (FIPT 321D) is offered through Miramar College and offered three (3) times a year. You may register for the courses through traditional registration at Miramar College

You must pay for class tuition.  There is an additional SFT Fee for class materials and State Certification. Please see payment link under State Fire Courses. Students are encouraged to purchase the latest copy of IFSTA Driver Operator prior to class.

The CSFM Student Workbook and Powerpoints are available at the Miramar Bookstore or can be downloaded online on the left column.

Students are typically employed with an agency and attending this course for promotion to Engineer.  Students need to have steel toed boots on the last two days of each class. 

The mandatory and optional driving skills sheets have been provided for firefighters who wish to practice after attending our course.  The Sample Fire Chief Letter is provided to use AFTER completing Driver Operator 1A.

Endorsement DMV Fast Facts

Mandatory Driving Skills

Optional Driving Skills

Sample Fire Chief Letter

Steps Required to Obtain Firefighter "F" Endorsement

1. Complete Driver Operator 1A or Department approved Driving Course.

2.  Bring your Letter signed by your Fire Chief, Driver Operator 1A Certificate and Medical Requirement for to the DMV.

3. Pass the written DMV Firefighter Exam.

5.  Firefighter "F" endorsement will be added to your license.

CSFM Student Manual Download

Driver Operator 1A Unit 1 Powerpoints

Driver Operator 1A Unit 2 Powerpoints

Driver Operator 1A Unit 3 Powerpoints

Antilock Brake Handout

Pre Trip Inspection Handout

Jake Brake    Handout