Illinois Fire Service Institute


Fire Apparatus Engineer - NFPA Driver/Operator - Pumper : 40.00 Hours

Course Description

This 40-hour class is designed for firefighters who are assigned to or may be assigned to operate fire department apparatus in the normal course of their duties. This course is designed to develop firefighters understanding of mechanical principles of fire pumps and their controls, principles of water and water systems, intake and discharge hydraulics, fire stream production, relay pumping operations, care and maintenance of pumper apparatus, and troubleshooting. Students will practice producing effective fire streams from hydrants, relay operations, and drafting from static sources. Students will also practice determining pump discharge pressures for hydraulic situations that range from single line problems to multiple-line relay operations to provide a solid understanding of fire ground hydraulics and practical solutions to apply these concepts to their department.


  FAE Syllabus 7.1.docx

This course is part of the following Programs

  • driver/operator
  • nfa-endorsed


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.

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Upcoming Classes

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herrin Mon, Apr 12 2021 -
Fri, Apr 16 2021

champaign Mon, May 10 2021 -
Fri, May 14 2021

galesburg Fri, Jun 11 2021 -
Sun, Jun 13 2021

Fri, Jun 18 2021 -
Sun, Jun 20 2021

champaign Mon, Nov 1 2021 -
Fri, Nov 5 2021

Applicable Credits

11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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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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