Apparatus (Pump) Operator


This course is to give the student the requisite knowledge and skills to meet the intent of the NFPA 1002 Apparatus Driver/Operator professional qualifications standard.  This course includes the responsibilities of pump operators, hydraulics and friction loss, pump controls and accessories, fire streams, pumper practices, drafting and pump evolutions, and using the fire pump at the hydrant. Lecture, hands on demonstrations, and practice sessions are included.  Students who wish to become Pump Operators must meet the requirements of their specific apparatus manufacturer and their Fire Department’s SOPs/SOGs.


Course Length: 18 Hours
Prerequisite: Firefighter I or Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations with HMFRO, Engine Company Operations
Certificate: NYS

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