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 the second edition of Introduction to Fire Pump Operations. Thoroughly 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. Topics are logically organized, beginning with an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the driver and operator, then stepping through the construction of pumps and operational procedures and progressing to the theory and principles behind water flow. Important water flow calculations are illustrated, followed by expanded information on automatic nozzles, standpipe operations, hydrant flows, and other topics that promote the safe and efficient operation of pumps.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 406 pages
  • 201 x 229 x 23mm | 703g
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 0766854523
  • 9780766854529

Table of contents

The Driver/Operator and Emergency Vehicles: Driver/Operator Duties and Responsibilities. Emergency Vehicle Preventative Maintenance Driving Emergency Vehicles SECTION 2 Pump Construction and Peripherals: Pump Operating Principles and Construction Pump Peripherals Hose, Appliances & Nozzels SECTION 3 Pump Procedures: Water Supplies Pump Operations Discharge Maintenance and Trouble Shooting SECTION 4 Water Flow Calculations: Introduction to Hydraulic Theory and Principles Fireground Flow and Friction Loss Considerations Pump Discharge Pressure Calculations Appendix A NFPA Standards Related to Pump Operations Appendix B Sample Generic Standard Operating Procedures Appendix C Samples of State Laws for Emergency Vehicle Drivers Appendix D Sample Pump Manufacturers' Troubleshooting Guides Appendix E Sample Vehicle Inspection Forms
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About Thomas Sturtevant

Dr. Thomas B. Sturtevant is an Associate Division Director with the Texas Engineering Extension Service's Urban Search and Rescue Program and is a member of Texas Task Force 1. He has written textbooks, assessed foreign emergency response training programs, managed training and educational programs, and served on several national Boards. He is a certified Fire Protection Specialist and has an Education Doctorate in Leadership for Teaching & Learning, as well as a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee. His research/consulting efforts focus on program evaluation and emergency service professional development.
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