ASP151 – 36.00 Hours
Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s 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 protected] 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
Participants Must Provide
- a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.
- a basic calculator which includes the square root function. Smartphones and scientific calculators are not allowed for testing
Course Attire / Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Level 2 as described in the TEEX Student Safety Manual.
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 participant should be trained to the level of NFPA 1002 Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2.
It is strongly recommended participants 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
- State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
- Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system.
We have streamlined the process for payment via Texas A&M Forest Service funding (H.B. 2604 or TIFMAS Grant Assistance Program). Before you register for a course, you must attain approval from the Texas A&M Forest Service for training tuition. On your approval letter, there will be a voucher approval number. Each participant approved for tuition grant assistance will need this number.
Register for your course through your TEEX student portal. On the payment section, choose Purchase Order and enter the VFDE number (for example E123456). If your department was approved for multiple participants, each participant up to the maximum approved in the training tuition request may use the same VFDE number. If the total amount due is greater than the total amount allowed by the tuition voucher, the individual/department will be responsible for the difference. You are no longer required to email or fax the approval letter to TEEX/ESTI unless it is specifically requested by TEEX staff.
The PO contact email needs to be either yourself or a responsible person within your organization.
A new data field has been added to the payment process. The Tax ID (Tax Payer ID, EIN or FEIN) will be the number assigned to your organization. The field is required and needs to be in the following format: xx-xxxxxxx.
The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.