Introduction to Fire Pump Operations

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Cengage Learning, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 422 pages
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Firefighters aspiring to meet the professional qualifications for Vehicle Driver/Pump Operator will benefit from this new edition that is 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, with the must-know information that is critical for successful completion of the evaluation for driver/pump operator. Topics are logically organized, beginning with an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the driver and operator. Readers are then taken step-by-step through the construction of pumps and the procedures necessary for the operations of pumps. Theory and principles behind important water flow calculations are also provided, 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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Contents

Pump Operator and Emergency vehicles
2
Emergency Vehicle Preventive Maintenance
20
Chapters Driving Emergency Vehicles
40
Pump Operating Principles and Construction
72
Pump Peripherals
98
Chapters Hose Appliances and Nozzles
137
Sections Pump Procedures
161
Pump Operations
206
Chapters Discharge Maintenance and Troubleshooting 255
235
water Flow Calculations
259
Fireground Flow and Friction Loss Considerations
289
Pump Discharge Pressure Calculations 516
316
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