Illinois Fire Service Institute


Basic Pumps : 16 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.



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 TAL PRENDERGAST

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact TAL PRENDERGAST or your regional representative.

If you are not sure who your regional representative is, take a look at this map. It is color coded by county.

Upcoming Classes

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smithboro Sat, Aug 24 2019 -
Sat, Aug 24 2019

petersburg Tue, Aug 27 2019 -
Tue, Aug 27 2019

11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Contact Us
Phone: (217) 333-3800
            (800) 437-5819
Fax: (217) 244-6790
Phone: (217) 333-8925
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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