Pump Operator

1301 Fire Apparatus Hydraulics

This course covers the relationship between flow, pressure, and mathematical hydraulic formulas. The course includes pump theory, pump rating, and pressure and vacuum gauges.

 Required Textbook

DeStefano, D., Brakhage, C. S., Fortney, J., Peters, T., & Snyder, L. (2015). Pumping apparatus driver/operator handbook (3rd ed.). Stillwater, OK: Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University.

1302 Apparatus Operations

This course covers the laws, rules and driving techniques for emergency vehicles as well as a review of hydraulics. Fireground evolutions and driving make up the practical part of the course. The evolution portion of the course includes the use of pre-connected lines, tandem pumping, drafting relays and master streams. The student should have a basic understanding of fire stream hydraulics prior to entering this course.

 Required Textbook

DeStefano, D., Brakhage, C. S., Fortney, J., Peters, T., & Snyder, L. (2015). Pumping apparatus driver/operator handbook (3rd ed.). Stillwater, OK: Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University.