Drills, Firefighter Training, Firefighting

Top Responsibilities of the Pumper Operator

By Forest Reeder

From the pump operations e-Newsletter, sponsored by

Each pumper operator must be able to be proficient and able to perform the following tasks in order to fulfill the Job Performance Requirements (JPR’s) of pumper operator. Review your department training procedures or local certification requirements for these tasks and evaluate your pumper operator on these essential skills.

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Forest Reeder began his fire service career in 1979. He currently serves as Battalion Chief / Director of Training & Safety with the Pleasantview (IL) 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.