ASP151 – 36.00 Hours
Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or email@example.com to get the latest schedule.
This course will provide the knowledge and skills to operate fire service pumps and pump apparatus. You will discuss hydraulics, pump theory, and water supply operations, and practice these skills in a variety of pumping scenarios. All apparatus will be furnished by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Level 2 as described in the TEEX Student Safety Manual.
Bring a basic calculator which includes the square root function. Smartphones and scientific calculators are not allowed for testing.
To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.
The student should be trained to the level of NFPA 1002 Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2.
It is strongly recommended student purchase and read prior to attending:
Textbook “Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook”, 3rd Edition”, which can be purchased from:
IFSTA or thru the SFFMA
IFSTA Item #36727
This textbook will be used for both Driver Operator/Pumper Phase 1 and Phase 2.
TEEX will not provide or sell the recommended IFSTA textbook.
READING ASSIGNMENT PRIOR TO ATTENDING CLASS: Chapters 1-9 from the Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition.
- Types of Apparatus Equipped with a Pump
- Inspection and Maintenance
- Safety and Operating Emergency Vehicles
- Positioning Apparatus
- Principles of Water
- Hose, Nozzles and Flow Rates
- Theoretical Pressure Calculations
- Fireground Hydraulic Calculations
- Fire Pump Theory
All Emergency response personnel, including fire prevention, suppression, control and safety personnel, especially pump operators.
Continuing Education And Professional Credits
- Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)
- State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
Phone: (866) 878-8900
All students must follow the TEEX Student Safety Manual at all times.