Introduction to Fire Pump Operations

Introduction to Fire Pump Operations

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Firefighters aspiring to meet the professional qualifications for Vehicle Driver/Pump Operator will benefit from this new edition that is updated to the 2003 Edition of NFPA Standard 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. It teaches readers to efficiently, effectively, and safely operate and maintain fire pumps, with the must-know information that is critical for successful completion of the evaluation for driver/pump operator. Topics are logically organized, beginning with an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the driver and operator. Readers are then taken step-by-step through the construction of pumps and the procedures necessary for the operations of pumps. Theory and principles behind important water flow calculations are also provided, followed by expanded information on automatic nozzles, standpipe operations, hydrant flows, and other topics that promote the safe and efficient operation of pumps.As part of this program, fire department vehicles must be routinely inspected. ... Section 4-4 of NFPA 1500 also requires that preventive maintenance be conducted by qualified personnel. ... The standard first presents general requirements required by all new apparatus for items such as the chassis, electrical system, cab, anbsp;...

Title:Introduction to Fire Pump Operations
Author:Thomas B. Sturtevant
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2004-12-01


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