The Pump Operators Discussions (10)

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Cold weather operations

I know this was a general discussion a while back on the forums but it seems like a super topic for here.I was just curious as to anybody e…

Started by Chris Weber

7 Mar 27, 2020
Reply by Bud

Pump Operations. What do you do?

It's always nice to know what or how other operators do things around the pump.  Be it mandated through SOP's, SOG's, personal preference o…

Started by Alex Sharp

21 Apr 1, 2019
Reply by Bud

Computer controlled pumps

We have two engines with the computer controlled pump. A 2004 E-One with a Hale pump and a 2008 Pierce with a Waterous pump. Is there any w…

Started by Bill Anderson

6 Apr 1, 2019
Reply by Bud

Pump Operators and Lives

 Have any of you pump operators ever had the thought that while operating and having firefighters in a structure that their lives are in yo…

Started by Bud

2 Apr 1, 2019
Reply by Bud

Computer Controlled Pump Issues

Anyone have any issue with CCP not working all the time?     Our pumps at times will work great and other times you have to hit IDLE then r…

Started by Zachary Wolf

1 Apr 1, 2019
Reply by Bud

hydrant hookups

i was advising some young pump operators when the engine is at a hydrant to put on gate valves on the 2-1/2's when hooking up the 5" espica…

Started by Russ

2 Aug 18, 2011
Reply by John Gillelan

flow testing

does anyone have a procedure for flow testing hydrants that does not allow for property damage? i'm looking to come up with a soultion to h…

Started by Russ

5 May 25, 2011
Reply by Russ

Rural water supply, Pump to Dump.

Just curious how many are using pump to dump in their operations. We just started using it and have converted our equipment to become more…

Started by Gregory L Collins

7 Apr 1, 2011
Reply by Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr.

Portable pumps

We have 2 fairly new pumps with aluminum pump housings.The impellers look they're cast iron or steel.The volute looks like it might be alum…

Started by Chris Weber

1 Dec 31, 2010
Reply by Chris Weber

Rotary gear pumps.

Does anyone still run rotary gear or piston pumps on any active duty apparatus?I'm just curious.Our 1964 IH has a rotary gear and was wonde…

Started by Chris Weber

0 Dec 28, 2010


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