Drill of the Week: Pump Operator Training Schedule

By Forest Reeder

Our series of drills to help you plan your 2008 training schedule continues this week with pump operator training.

After initial certification or approval to operate department apparatus, pump operators must practice their skills on an annual basis. Ongoing pump operator and apparatus operator training is an integral part of a departments training program. This drill-planning worksheet will help identify some topics that can be included in your training schedule. Reference applicable NFPA standards and department SOGs in your drill development.

Download this week's drill as a PDF HERE.

Forest Reeder began his fire service career in 1979. He currently serves as Battalion Chief / Director of Training & Safety with the Pleasantview Fire Protection District (www.plvw.org) and is the Director of Training for Southwest United Fire Districts (www.sufd.org). In these capacities, he is responsible for the design, implementation and coordination of in-service training activities as well as a full-service fire training academy program. Forest holds numerous Illinois fire service certifications and holds a Masters Degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University.

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