Pump Operator Class Registration
Dates: September 4 through October 5, 2013
Location: Fire Rescue Academy
Registration Close: August 28
The objective of this course is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate fire department pumping apparatus.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to determine how much water is flowing; give the nozzles in service the available pressure and available hose lines; and calculate pressures needed for a supply pumper, relay pumper, and attack pumper. (National Fire Protection Association Standard 1002, Fire Department Vehicle Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, Chapter 3).
Major topics covered in the course are basic terminology, water supply, water pressure and gauges, hydraulics, positive displacement pumps, centrifugal pumps, pump power supply systems, relief valves, pressure governors, primers, water sources, and maintenance. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, audio/visual material, graded practical exercises, and final examination.