Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1B: Pumping Apparatus Operations – Beckwourth FPD Portola South Side Station – May 2021

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NOTE: this class will be delivered over two weekends: May 15/16 as well as May 22 & 23, 2021.  From 0800 hours to 1800 hours.  All participants will be in compliance with all COVID requirements. 

NOTE: Beckwourth Fire Protection District will be hosting this class at Portola South Side Station – 316 First Avenue, Portola, CA. 

Hours: 40

Designed For:

Fire service emergency response personnel


Updated to reflect the 2009 NPFP 1002 standard for fire apparatus driver/operator professional qualifications and requires a textbook and student supplement.  This course provides the student with information on pump construction and the theory of pump operations.  Topics include methods for performing basic hydraulics and techniques on basis inspections, documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting fire pumps.  Each student also has the opportunity to increase his or her pumping skills during simulated pumping conditions.


California driver’s license.  Class A, B, or C, with a firefighter endorsement firefighter 1 training recommended


Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1

Class Size: 25


Complete all activities and formative test. Complete all summative tests with a minimum of 80% correct.

Course Details

Students shall supply their own textbooks.  IFSTA Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Ed.  Student USB flash drives will be provided to each student containing the presentation and course work. 

Students shall bring all structural PPE’s (structure pants, boots, jacket, helmet, and gloves).

The dress is casual but respectful and uniforms are okay as well.


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