Introduction to Fire Pump Operations, 2nd Edition

  • Thomas Sturtevant Texas A&M, Texas Engineering Extension Service, Urban Search and Rescue
  • ISBN-10: 0766854523  |  ISBN-13: 9780766854529
  • 406 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1997
  • © 2005 | Published
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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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Features and Benefits

  • comprehensive coverage includes chapters on emergency vehicles, pump construction and peripherals, pump procedures, and water flow calculations, offering firefighters one complete source
  • a detailed guide to the 2003 Edition of NFPA Standard 1002 correlates the specific job performance requirements to specific pages in the book where the content is covered
  • additional examples and sample problems help students through the more complex topics of water flow theory
  • completely adheres to the model National Fire Academy FESHE curriculum course Fire Hydraulics & Water Supply
  • an enhanced instructor´┐Żs package includes answers to questions and problems in the book as well as PowerPoint, quizzes, skill sheets and more!
  • engaging photos stimulate interest while helping readers keep current with the latest equipment advances

Table of Contents

The Driver/Operator and Emergency Vehicles: Driver/Operator Duties and
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

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.