This course is held on a Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
This two-day program starts out by examining the components/controls involved in the operation of a fire pump. The internal parts of the fire pump are examined as well as all components/controls of the pump panel in relation to the specific function and the use of each device. The process of drafting water from a static source is explained in detail.
The program progresses on the second day to concentrate on understanding water and the rules governing the flow of water in hose. Considerable time is spent discussing pressure loss experienced in moving water. Several common types of fire department nozzles are used in determining proper pump pressures for hose lays.
Students are trained to use prepared charts to determine correct pump pressures. “Manifolding” as a means of pumping multiple lines is discussed. Foam education is covered briefly with emphasis on how the equipment effects pump pressure. Time is spent setting up and pumping various hose lays.
Special note: This is not a certification course.
Students will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Full protective clothing is required (No SCBA)
Class hours: 18 lunch will be provided