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.
This text appears to exceed the mandates of NFPA 1002. The authors have done an excellent job linking technical information into learnable sequences.)Carnie Hedgepath, Fire/Rescue Training Specialist, Office of State Fire Marshal, NC
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.
Practical and straight-forward, including all new step-by-step skills, FIRE APPARATUS OPERATOR: PUMPER, 3rd EDITION meets the intent of Chapter 5 of the NFPA 1002, 2009 Edition. Boasting a full-color design with enhanced photos and graphics, the third edition steps the reader through the basics of driving, pump operations and maintenance before moving on to the specifics of hydraulics and the calculations required for on scene operations. With expanded coverage on safe driving practices and driver requirements as well as a special section on rural pump operations, this book is a necessary training manual for aspiring driver/operators as well as a handy resource for practicing pump operators.
About the Author
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 and 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. Howard Sykes is the paid full-time chief of the Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department, a combination department with full-time, part-time and volunteer members which serves a suburban community in northern Durham County North Carolina. Chief Sykes started his fire service career as a volunteer member of the Pelham Fire Department, a combination department just north of New York City, and was a member of the Pompano Highlands Fire Department in Florida before joining Lebanon. Howard teaches various firefighter I and II class, emergency vehicle driver and driver/operator pumps classes through the North Carolina Community College system. Howard Sykes has a BS in Computer Science with an unofficial minor in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Masters in Project Management from George Washington University. While a volunteer firefighter, he worked a full career at IBM, was a member of their industry fire brigade and is listed as an inventor on various patents. Howard is certified as an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) technician, EVT (Emergency Vehicle Technician) / Fire Mechanic and enjoys apparatus maintenance and repair. Howard has lectured worldwide, worked in an executive briefing center and has been responsible for resolving critical customer problems.
Table of Contents
Preface XI. NFPA 1002, Chapter 5 Correlation Guide XVII. FESHE Correlation Guide XXI. SECTION I: PUMP OPERATOR AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES. 1. Pump Operator Duties and Responsibilities. 2. Emergency Vehicle Preventive Maintenance. 3. Driving Emergency Vehicles. SECTION II: PUMP CONSTRUCTION AND PERIPHERALS. 4. Pump Operating Principles and Construction. 5. Pump Peripherals. 6. Hose, Appliances, and Nozzles. SECTION III: PUMP PROCEDURES. 7. Water Supplies. 8. Pump Operations. 9. Discharge Maintenance and Troubleshooting. SECTION IV: WATER FLOW CALCULATIONS. 10. Introduction to Hydraulic Theory and Principles. 11. Fireground Flow and Friction Loss Considerations. 12. Pump Discharge Pressure Calculations. APPENDIXES 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. APPENDIX F: Charts for Friction Loss, Nozzle Reaction, and Nozzle Discharge. APPENDIX G: Hydraulics Calculation Information Sheet. APPENDIX H: Conversion Charts. Acronyms. Glossary. Index.