Illinois Fire Service Institute


Basic Pumps : 16.00 Hours

Course Description

This course is designed for firefighters who are interested in operating the pumps on their fire department. This class uses locally-available apparatus to provide core competencies with pumps and their related controls. Instructors lead discussion on types of pumps, pump controls, establishing water supply from draft and hydrants, establishing relay pumping operations, troubleshooting common problems, and placing lines in service. Upon completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of how pumping apparatus work.


  Basic Pumps Syllabus.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • cornerstone
  • driver/operator


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact JOHN MCMANN

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Champaign, IL 61820
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Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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