Tender Operations

XTN111 – 16.00 Hours


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09/21/24 – 09/22/24 Henderson, TX FP XTN111 5 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course provides attendees an overview of the operation of a water tender fire apparatus and the shuttling of water for firefighting operations. Field exercises include water shuttles, portable tank set up, fill and dump site operations, drafting and supplying water from static sources and relay pumping techniques. This course is recommended for departments that depend on mobile water supply for firefighting operations. Field exercises are designed around the requesting department(s) apparatus and assisting mutual aid units.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Level 1 as described in the TEEX Student Safety Manual. for the skills portion of the class.  

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Apparatus
  • Drafting operations
  • Portable tanks, hose, equipment and appliances
  • Fill site operations
  • Dump site operations
  • Relay pumping operations

Suggested Audience

All emergency and crisis response personnel 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)

Other Information

Due to the complexity of the field exercises the instructor cadre will send out a pre-course equipment list to the area department attending.  The field exercise will be designed around the available equipment, draft and dump tank site locations.  

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]