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Pump Operations

Best practices for using built-in fire protection systems
Firefighter Aaron Zamzow runs through IDEX’s SAM Challenge, comparing traditional pump operations and the SAM System
The SAM system is the Goldilocks of water pressure – it gets it just right
The electric vehicle will have a 500-gallon water tank and be able to seat 6
Understanding the diverging evolution of crew cab and chassis, equipment layouts, pumping systems and more
Controlling the flow with SAM means ‘you don’t have to stay handcuffed to the truck’
Oakland, Calif., crews swiftly attack second-floor apartment fire with efficient hoseline deployment
Reviewing the evolution from the first motorized pump standard to the dawn of diesel and the rise of UHP and PTO pumps
Sutphen and Hale team up to build an industrial pumper with a unique design that delivers more flow and maximizes efficiency
Chicopee Chief Daniel Stamborski cited multiple delays during the manufacturing process, especially in obtaining parts, in the early days of the pandemic
An inventor joins forces with an industry giant to speed development and further innovation of an automated flow control system
Guidance for an apparatus committee charged with developing specifications for a new pumper
An unlikely inspiration, an audacious goal and a willingness to sacrifice money and career led to a breakthrough in pump operations
Review NFPA 1901, define the pumper’s mission, calculate weight, consider pump types and CAFS, and more
Solving challenges at every step makes a big impact on the safety of people and property
With financial woes striking, how will fire departments need to adapt for continued service delivery?
Understanding how to flow water from the tip, charge the pipe and stay safe
Reviewing the fundamentals of water and how to estimate your available supply
Today’s technology allows pump operators the ability to step away from the rig and focus on the fireground; here are four ways the SAM system can help crews achieve this goal
It’s important to know your response area and its target hazards and have a command of water supply issues
The customizable pump can accommodate up to four Holmato rescue tools simultaneously without using gas engines, diesel engines or electric motors
By default, many firefighters are prone to pulling a smaller fire hose line, but sometimes a larger diameter is necessary
Fire foam, advances in fire pump systems combat lightweight construction fire speed and contaminate hazards
Use task books to document, evaluate and improve apparatus driver training and operational skills
Not being able to identify when pressure from the pump is too great or too little is a threat to fireground safety and effectiveness
Learn about WATERAX’s tradition of inventing innovative wildland firefighting pumps and how it made a teenager fall in love with firefighting and the company – all the way to the vice president’s office.
This semi-pulled pumper system designed by a naval engineer redefined “big water”
Being a good apparatus operator starts in the station, extends to the street and carries over to the fireground