How to Get Your Firefighter Restricted License / Firefighter Endorsement
Currently for firefighters an endorsement is required
How to Get Your Firefighter Endorsement
In 2011 the CVC was amended to require all operators of firefighting equipment to have a firefighting endorsement on their licenses. Restricted firefighter licenses are no longer issued, though the ones that still exist are not invalid, if they are not expired. Instead, there are a variety of license types that can receive the firefighting equipment endorsement. The endorsement can be applied to a Class A or B license, a restricted Class A license, a noncommercial B license or a C license. In order to obtain this endorsement, one must show proof of employment or volunteership at a fire department, have completed a Fire Apparatus Driver/ Operator course as officiated in accordance with the State Fire Marshall. You must then pass a DMV test approved by the State Fire Marshall and submit a health form (DL 546 or DL 51 ) and then you will be qualified for the endorsement.