Fire Science > Pump Operations I
This 16 hour course is designed for those who may be beginning the operation of fire department pumps and those who wish to expand their knowledge of fire service pumps and pumping operations. Topics include: principles of pumping, mechanical principles of pumping, function and operation of the fire pump and its accessories, theory of drafting, operator maintenance of the pump, hydrant operations, basic water systems, and basic principles of discharge. Practical evolutions of pump operations will be utilized. Students must have protective clothing. SCBA is not required. Departments are recommended to send multiple students and their departmental apparatus.