This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to operate fire apparatus, with emphasis on industrial apparatus and related systems. Special emphasis is placed on pump operations using drafting and industrial water systems. This course is targeted toward new pump operators, as well as those with limited experience.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Regular station duty wear for fire field activities.
- Office attire for classroom sessions.
- You may not wear to any class or field activity
- sleeveless shirts
- open-toed shoes
TopicsResponsibilities of the Apparatus Operator+Emergency Vehicle Operation+Spotting the Apparatus+Pump Theory+Pump Types+Tandem Hookups+Relief Valves+Governors+Friction Loss Formulas+Friction Loss Rules-of-Thumb+Effective Fire Streams+Hose Loads+Hose Lays+Using Large Diameter Hose+Operating the Pump+Drafting Operations+Tandem Pumping+Relay Pumping+Elevating platforms and Aerial Operations+Foam Truck Operations+Preventive Maintenance+Troubleshooting during Operations
All industrial emergency response personnel, including fire prevention, suppression, control, and safety personnel.
Potential attendees could include:
- Plant operators
- Plant maintenance
- Laboratory personnel
- Electricians/Instrumentation techs
- Security personnel
- All emergency response personnel, including
- fire prevention
- safety personnel
- Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Course size limit
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