Defence fire training: emergency response driver courses

Defence fire training to teach firefighters within the MOD estate how to safely drive fire appliances under various conditions.



The Emergency Response Driver (ERD) courses delivered by the Defence Fire Training and Development Centre (DFTDC) are designed to teach selected firefighters within the Ministry of Defence estate the skills to safely drive fire appliances under various conditions. It builds on the skills aquired during large goods vehicle (LGV) training and includes

  • ERD appliance course
  • ERD appliance recert course
  • ERD cockpit drill
  • ERD commentary
  • ERD moving brake test
  • ERD light vehicle course
  • ERD light vehicle recert course
  • ERD MFV2 driver/operator course
  • ERD RIV driver/operator course
Published 4 October 2013
Last updated 16 November 2015 + show all updates
  1. Deleted old courses and added new ones.
  2. Added new course information and programmes for ERD appliance.
  3. First published.