Recruit Training Pumps Practical Class – Station 1 - February 16, 2012

The Class of 2012 spends a rainy, snowy night moving water. Deputy Germaine’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. (Photo’s by Steve Falconer)