NFPA 1002 Driver/Operator- Pumper

DOP100 - 64.00 Hours

Description

This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge for Driver/Operator-Pumper as described in Chapters 4 and 5 of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1002, Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to operate a fire department pumper during emergency situations. The course is designed around classroom lectures and field evolutions covering such activities as relay pumping, drafting, foam operations, apparatus maintenance, and driving.

Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing. Participants that receive a Pro Board certification are eligible for certification through Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) through reciprocity. In addition, participants can apply for certification through State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA).

This course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class for your organization, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu.

Description

This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge for Driver/Operator-Pumper as described in Chapters 4 and 5 of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1002, Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to operate a fire department pumper during emergency situations. The course is designed around classroom lectures and field evolutions covering such activities as relay pumping, drafting, foam operations, apparatus maintenance, and driving.

Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing. Participants that receive a Pro Board certification are eligible for certification through Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) through reciprocity. In addition, participants can apply for certification through State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA).

Prerequisites

Participants are required to present a valid Class C (passenger) driver's license to the instructor on the first day of class. Participants that do not have a valid driver's license will not be allowed to remain in the class.

Pro Board Certification Requirements 

Participants pursuing Pro Board certification must provide proof of NFPA 1001 Firefighter 1 dated prior to the last day of class. The documentation must meet the certification office requirements.

TCFP Certification Requirements

TCFP testing is not completed during this course. Participants that would like to earn their TCFP certification can submit their Pro Board certification to the Commission for reciprocity.

SFFMA Requirements 

Participants that successfully complete this course, can submit their TEEX certificate of completion, along with SFFMA certification application, to the SFFMA office for processing.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • For classroom activities, students must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve/ long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts). It is preferred that participants wear duty uniform or business casual dress. 
  • For field exercises, participants must provide National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1971 compliant PPE that meets the Level 2 requirements in the ESTI Student Safety Manual. Any gear found to be unsafe or not NFPA compliant will not be allowed on the field. The PPE includes: safety glasses, gloves, hard hat, and safety-toed boots.

Pro Board Certification Testing 

Participants are required to provide a photo ID at time of Pro Board testing.

Participant Must Provide

  • Textbook: IFSTA, Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd edition
  • Basic Calculator (independent of your phone)

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion and to sit for the Pro Board certification exam.

Topics

Apparatus inspections/maintenance+Driving practices+Fire service hydraulics+Pump operations+Pump operations using foam+Pump operations/hydraulics+Pump terminology+Pump theory+Relief valves/pressure governors/primers+Types of gauges+Water supplies

Suggested Audience

  • Military and Department of Defense (DoD) Firefighters
  • Municipal Firefighters
  • Industrial Firefighters

Continuing Education and Professional Credits

6.4 CEUs
  • ACE+Pro Board+Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas (SFFMA)
  • Contact Information

    Robert Barron

    Training Manager
    Phone: (979) 845-5562 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900

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    Policies

    TEEX Policies


    Participants are required to follow the guidelines in the ESTI Student Safety Manual

    Pro Board testing policies, including ADA accommodations.

    Payment Information

    • Credit Card - Complete online registration or call (979) 845-2130
    • Purchase Order – Complete online registration and send a copy of PO documentation within 48 hours to Merrie.Noak@teex.tamu.edu 
    • For out-of-state tuition rates, contact the Fire Officer Program office at Merrie.Noak@teex.tamu.edu
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