NFPA 1002 Driver Operator/Pumper Phase 1

ASP151 – 36.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course will provide the knowledge and skills to operate fire service pumps and pump apparatus. You will discuss hydraulics, pump theory, and water supply operations, and practice these skills in a variety of pumping scenarios. All apparatus will be furnished by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.
  • a basic calculator which includes the square root function. Smartphones and scientific calculators are not allowed for testing

Course Attire / Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed

The participant should be trained to the level of NFPA 1002 Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2.

It is strongly recommended participants purchase and read prior to attending:

Textbook “Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook”, 3rd Edition”, which can be purchased from:
IFSTA or thru the SFFMA
ISBN: 978-0-87939-574-2
IFSTA Item #36727

This textbook will be used for both Driver Operator/Pumper Phase 1 and Phase 2.

TEEX will not provide or sell the recommended IFSTA textbook.

READING ASSIGNMENT PRIOR TO ATTENDING CLASS: Chapters 1-9 from the Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Types of Apparatus Equipped with a Pump
  • Inspection and Maintenance
  • Safety and Operating Emergency Vehicles
  • Positioning Apparatus
  • Principles of Water
  • Hose, Nozzles and Flow Rates
  • Theoretical Pressure Calculations
  • Fireground Hydraulic Calculations
  • Fire Pump Theory

Suggested Audience

All Emergency response personnel, including fire prevention, suppression, control and safety personnel, especially pump operators.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)

Contact Information

Customer Service

Phone: (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]