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Old 07-15-2009, 10:43 AM
GodSpeed GodSpeed is offline
 
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It gives the examiner a very short glimpse at a driver on their best behaviour.
I know what you're saying and do agree with the above statement, but this does then qualify what the operator is capable of.

How they drive thereafter is up to them and is a behavioral/integrity matter. Definitely of larger concern for the fire services, but not something the MTO will or should try to unveil. Leave that to the CPS....and if you make it past that, the interview panel......and if you make it past that, the guys on the floor!
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:43 PM
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Im currently an AZ Driver (with a Job Offer with Calgary FD).
This is the route I went with:

Last September(2008) I approached a Trucker at a fuel station and told him I was looking into getting an AZ for firefighting and to have a half decent paying job in the mean time. Lucky enough, he had been driving for 20 years and has trained quite a few people. He offered to train me for $45 an hour.
Every Saturday I paid him $90 and I usually went 3 hours at a time. It took me 5 Saturdays($450) plus the 5 hours free altogether.
I should mention that I went with a trade school before hand to get my Airbrake($250).
I failed my A Road test the first time and everyone at my transportation company says that NOBODY passes the AZ the first time...with one exception that I will not say.
I also wrote the C exam, just to add it to my licence.($10 I think)
So, altogether to get my ACZ, it was about $1000.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:31 PM
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I have to agree with the comments on modern training. I
took the dz licence, pump ops and auto ex programs at
this school and all programs were A+. Class size was small
so you got lots of hands on with all the programs. Highly
recommend this school !
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:57 PM
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quick question about the modern training facility.

the 12 or so hours for the Z endorsement. is it like the Ontario truck driving school, where that course gives you the Z endorsement certificate? or do you still have to go and do the written and practical test at the MTO?
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:32 PM
Aerial1 Aerial1 is offline
 
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Default air brake program at modern training

The air brake program at modern will give you a certificate
so you do not have to do any Z tests at the MTO. The
instructor was awesome in this program he focused quite
a bit on the air brake systems of emergency vehicles. The
school also had two fire trucks on campus to help the class
understand the parts and how the systems work in detail.
Highly recommend modern's air brake course and dz training.


Hope this helps.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:46 AM
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do to funds not being availible, i took the route of taking the air brake course at the Ontario Truck driving school (well im enrolled for a feb 8,9th course).

and i just finished doing my road test for my D.

rented a truck from Ryder (total cost was 165.56, that includes all taxes and fuel)

test was pretty simple, as for the circle check, i found that by saying EVERYTHING you do and touch, the people catch on and realize you know what you are doing, the lady that was doing my testing, just made me stop half way through, as she realized i was doing it right.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:58 AM
Aerial1 Aerial1 is offline
 
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Default DZ licence training

I must say you got lucky with the lady examiner a few
of the students from my preservice class tried that
route and got the tough examiner they did not have all
required equipment / documents on the rented budget
truck and ended flunking the test before they even got
on the road. I have to admit money is always a factor
when doing any training but for the 600.00 or so bucks
i spent on my training at modern training for my DZ it
sure looks pretty having emergency vehicle defensive
driver training on a actual fire apparatus on a resume
when applying to certain departments.
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:40 PM
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The air brake program at modern will give you a certificate
so you do not have to do any Z tests at the MTO. The
instructor was awesome in this program he focused quite
a bit on the air brake systems of emergency vehicles. The
school also had two fire trucks on campus to help the class
understand the parts and how the systems work in detail.
Highly recommend modern's air brake course and dz training.


Hope this helps.
Nice truck, a 93 Spartan/Saulsbury rescue pumper, second last truck I worked on, recently replaced with an 08 Spartan /Smeal rescue pumper. I drove this truck to a lot of calls, great do drive.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:02 PM
Aerial1 Aerial1 is offline
 
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Thumbs up Great pic's of Pump7

Nice photo's of moderns training truck how long
ago was the picture with the deck gun in operation
taken. I have to admit this truck still drives and looks
great and they sure baby it at the school.

Thanks for the photo's
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:57 AM
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I was wondering where I could find an example of a circle check, or something similar for Ontario.

I checked around the Ministry of Transportation website but could not find one.

Any help would be appriciated

Thanks
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