DO113 - Advanced Pump Operations
Serving as the pump operator is one of the most important roles on the fireground. The pump operator is often times tasked with operating by themselves during stressful situations and expected to perform flawlessly. This 40-hour course is designed to take the skill set of current pump operators to the next level. The class will focus on teaching students field proven skills that will enable them to operate more efficiently on the fireground as either an attack or supply engine operator.
The course will be composed of roughly 8 hours of classroom instruction and 32 hours of hands-on scenarios. Topics covered in this course include: positioning considerations for the attack & supply pumpers, troubleshooting remedies, heavy hydrant hookups, 4-way hydrant valve operations, methods for overcoming blocked hydrants, overcoming weak hydrants, dual pumping operations, tandem pumping operations, alternative drafting methods, multiple intake drafting, multiple dump tank operations, TurboDraft operations, advanced dump and fill site tactics, and methods for supplying large caliber streams from aerial apparatus. By the conclusion of this class, students will have acquired the skills necessary for serving as a mastery level pump operator.
- $171 per student on campus
- $3,000 flat rate off campus
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator OR Pumper Driver/Operator
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Maximum Class Size
Required Student Materials
- NFPA Compliant Structural Firefighting Clothing
- Students will be able to describe solutions to the most common pump emergencies.
- Students will be able to describe the effects of supply hose diameter on water delivery.
- Students will be able to demonstrate how to transfer water in a multi-dump tank operation.
- Students should be able to discuss the desired fill rate for water shuttle apparatus.