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 esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

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).

Prerequisites

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. 

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Recommended

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
ISBN: 978-0-87939-574-2
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.

 

Topics

  • 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

Suggested Audience

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)

Contact Information

Jeff Rhoads

Training Manager
Phone: (866) 878-8900
Email: annualschool@teex.tamu.edu

The instructor kept the class motivated and took the time to ensure everyone understood nad grasped the concept of what was being taught.

— Forensic Technician
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