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Introduction to Fire Pump Operationsby Thomas B. Sturtevant
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Based on the 2009 Edition of Chapter 5 of the NFPA Standard 1002 FIRE APPARATUS OPERATOR: PUMPER, 3rd EDITION boasts a full-color design, all new step by step skills, and emphasizes safe practices for emergency vehicle operation.
About the Author
Dr. Thomas B. Sturtevant is a Program Manger for the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) at Texas A&M University System. He is currently responsible for ESTI's ProBoard accreditation/certification and curriculum development program, the Department of Defense Emergency Services Training and Education program, as well as the Emergency Management Administration online Bachelor degree program with West Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist and has an Education Doctorate in Leadership for Teaching and Learning, as well as a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1 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, AppliancesandNozzels.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.
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