Driver/Operator: Pumping Apparatus

About This Course

The Driver/Operator-Pumping Apparatus class is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills required to safely operate fire service pumping apparatus. A combination of classroom instruction and hands-on skill drills cover basic pump terminology, design and construction, driving and positioning, hose and nozzles from the perspective of the pump operator, water supplies, hydraulic theory and fire ground calculations, operation of the pump, operation of the foam systems, readiness checks, maintenance, and testing. Students learn about all types of pumps and are given the knowledge required to understand and manufacturer specific considerations for the safe operation of pumping apparatus

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Required Equipment

  • Sponsor department will need to provide pumping apparatus for practical evolutions


  • IFSTA Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, Third Edition

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