Fire Service Pump Operator

Fire Service Pump Operator

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Learn to safely and effectively drive and operate an apparatus with fire pumpers with the new Fire Service Pump Operator: Principles and Practice! This text is the core of a complete teaching and learning system that thoroughly supports instructors and prepares students for the job. The text includes up-to-date coverage the 2009 Edition of NFPA 1002, Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. This text provides a thorough understanding of the types of fire apparatus equipped with pumps, how to safely drive them, and how to properly maintain these vehicles through inspection and testing programs. Students will also learn how to operate fire pumps by gaining an understanding of water supply, nozzles and flow rates, optimal positioning, and more.While performing a two-lane change, make sure that you clear each lane individually before proceeding. ... or inclement weather; doing so may cause the rear wheels to lock up, resulting in a loss of control of the fire apparatus. ... The compression brake is a mechanical system added to the engine valve train that is electronically actuated. ... Safety Tip Figure8-2 When approaching a curve, slowdown!

Title:Fire Service Pump Operator
Author:International Association of Fire Chiefs, National Fire Protection Association
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Learning - 2011-02-14


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