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
You must bring a personal calculator with a square root function.
Personal Protective Equipment PPE
PPE Leve 2 as described in the TEEX Student Safety Manual.
All students are required to follow the TEEX Student Safety Manual at all times.
- Hard Hat
- Work gloves
- Eye protection
- Hearing protection
- Steel-toe/safety-toe boots or shoes
- Regular station duty wear for fire field activities
- Office attire for classroom sessions
- You may NOT wear to any class or field activity: shorts, sleeveless shirts, or open-toed shoes
Student should be trained to the level of NFPA 1001 Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2.
It is strongly recommended student purchase and bring 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 & Professional CreditsTexas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – noon
Course size limit
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.