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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Achieve the professional qualifications needed to become an apparatus driver
and pump operator with Fire Service Pump Operator: Principles and Practice.
Learn to safely and effectively drive and operate an apparatus with fire
pumpers with the new Fire Service Pump Operator: Principles and Practice! This
text is the core of a complete teaching and learning system that thoroughly
supports instructors and prepares students for the job. The text includes
up-to-date coverage the 2009 Edition of NFPA 1002, Standard for Fire Apparatus
Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. This text provides a thorough
understanding of the types of fire apparatus equipped with pumps, how to safely
drive them, and how to properly maintain these vehicles through inspection and
testing programs. Students will also learn how to operate fire pumps by gaining
an understanding of water supply, nozzles and flow rates, optimal positioning,
and more. To help increase students retention of the material presented in the
text, the following features are included in each chapter: NFPA Standards and
Objectives Each chapter identifies the appropriate NFPA standards, cognitive
objectives, and skills objectives for the chapter. You are the Driver/Operator
Each chapter opens with a case study that will stimulate classroom discussion,
capture students' attention, and provide an overview of the chapter. Additional
case studies and challenging questions are included at the end of each chapter.
Skill Drills Skill Drills provide written step-by-step explanations and visual
summaries of important skills and procedures. Safety Tips These boxed features
provide helpful advice on important safety topics. Hot Terms Key terms are
easily identified and defined within the text. A comprehensive list follows
each chapter. Chief Concepts Bulleted summaries at the end of each chapter help
students to prepare for exams.