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 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
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 and 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