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Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator, 3rd Edition - E-book.

The new editions of these best-selling IFSTA fire apparatus driver/operator training materials mark a new approach to training driver/operators. Previously, IFSTA published two separate manuals with student and instructor support materials: Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook. Fire departments with both types of apparatus needed two manuals, two curriculum and driver/operator trainees needed two exam preps to study for tests.

The release of the third edition of these manuals streamlines the IFSTA training resources. The Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, Third Edition covers pumping apparatus only, the second book in the pair, Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, Third Edition contains the same 15 chapters as the pumping apparatus textbook, plus an additional five chapters relevant to aerial apparatus. Personnel on departments that operate both types of apparatus now only need one manual and one curriculum for training. Students only need one exam prep to prepare for testing. If a fire department does not use aerial apparatus, they use the Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, Third Edition and omit the aerial sections of the curriculum and exam prep, which include all 20 chapters.

Chapters 2 and 3 are especially beneficial for all driver/operators: Inspection and Maintenance, and Safety and Operating Emergency Vehicles.


  1. Types of Apparatus Equipped with a Pump
  2. Apparatus Inspection and Maintenance
  3. Apparatus Safety and Operating Emergency Vehicles
  4. Positioning Apparatus
  5. Principles of Water
  6. Hose Nozzles and Flow Rates
  7. Theoretical Pressure Calculations
  8. Fireground Hydraulic Calculations
  9. Fire Pump Theory
  10. Operating Fire Pumps
  11. Static Water Supply Sources
  12. Relay Pumping Operations
  13. Water Shuttle Operations
  14. Foam Equipment and Systems
  15. Apparatus Testing

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ISBN: 978-0-87939-576-6

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Publication No. FR76013
Price $75