Recruit Training Pump Practical Class – Station 1 - February 22, 2007

An evening at the pumps. The Class of 2007 spends a rainy, snowy, sleety night moving water. Deputy Weston’s crew of Instructors really outdid themselves setting up this class and putting the recruits through their paces! The task of running a pump is much more than just knowing which valve to open or which gauge to watch. The operator must be in tune with every little noise and vibration associated with the drive system that pushes water and foam through the connected hoses to the nozzle the firefighter holds inside the fire building. Failure of any part of that system could spell disaster to crews attacking the fire inside the structure. (Photo’s by Firefighters Dan Wilcox and Steve Falconer)