Illinois Fire Service Institute


Basic Pumps : 4-12 Hours

Student Fee

Class specific

Course Description

This class uses locally available apparatus to provide core competencies with pumps and their related controls. Topics include, but are not limited to, knowing the legal aspects of emergency vehicle driving and explaining the purpose of the types of locally available apparatus. Instructors lead discussion on proper maintenance, inspection, and record keeping for fire apparatus. Descriptions and demonstrations of pumps and their related controls or devices include the following: operation of centrifugal pumps, priming devices, relief devices and multi-stage pumps (if available). "Hands on" pumping operations take the majority of class time. This class can be delivered as a four-hour classroom session or spread over 16 hours, incorporating practical evolutions with apparatus available within the department. The class can also be utilized to meet the Insurance Service Office (I.S.O.) annual pump service test, providing additional practical training. Note: An engine or tender with 1,000gpm capacity must be supplied locally. Applicable Credits

This course is part of the following Programs

  • cornerstone
  • driver/operator
  • fire fighting


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

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Applicable Credits

As of 11/21/2017


National Fire Protection Association - All practical skills meet objectives under NFPA Standard 1001 Firefighter Professional Qualifications - Basic
1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications  
1142 Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting
1911 Service Tests of Fire Pump Systems on Fire Apparatus

OSFM Certification

Many of the skills are direct Certified Firefighter II & III practical skill objective

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