This course will provide the knowledge and skills to operate fire service pumps and pump apparatus. You will discuss hydraulics, pump theory, 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).
NFPA 1002 Driver Operator/Pumper Phase 1
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.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
The student should be trained to the level of NFPA 1001 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 10-15 from the Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition.
TopicsOperating Fire Pumps+Static Water Supply Sources+Relay Pumping Operations+Water Shuttle Operations+Foam Equipment and Systems+Apparatus Testing
All Emergency Response personnel, including fire prevention, suppression, control and safety personnel, and especially pump operators.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas (SFFMA)
Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system. If you are using a Purchase Order (including H.B. 2604 voucher) please place the number in the PO field for payment. Please know we must have a copy of the PO or voucher within 48 hours of your registration or you will be canceled out of the class.
The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.