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Fire Pump Training

Fire Pump Training

Fire Pump Training

I'm looking for some good fire pump training in the US. Preferably in person over multiple days with emphasis on pump sizing & selection, layout, design, etc. IAW NFPA 20. No other limits, so if you know of any please share and if you have links to their websites that'd be great too.

Thanks in advance.

RE: Fire Pump Training

AFSA and NFSA have training classes on these topics.

RE: Fire Pump Training

SD2 has posted his class that's very detailed and steps one through all the intricacies of NFPA 20.

RE: Fire Pump Training


Will you post a link to your class

RE: Fire Pump Training

I'll be glad to post them but give me a couple days. Totally off subject here but a couple weeks ago I broke my left arm and I haven't been the same at a keyboard sense. Try doing anything with just one arm.

On the plus side they do have voice to text translators so at least I can communicate a little bit.

RE: Fire Pump Training

Sorry to hear that

RE: Fire Pump Training

I appreciate all the feedback.

What is SD2? I'm not sure what that is.

Glad I've never broke an arm, can't imagine hard it would be to "re-learn" things with a cast on.

RE: Fire Pump Training

If I did it right (this is the first time I've ever used Dropbox) using the link below you should be able to download the fire pump tutorial. I hope this works.


The tutorial was created by a long-time friend of 37 years that knew his stuff when it came to anything having to do with a fire pump.

What do you would do is every three or four years he would put together a free week long class open to all interested Fire Marshal's and inspectors within the state.

A side note here, my arm is still broken so I'm using a voice to text utility so what I might say could well come out looking a little strange but bear with me on it.

The venue was a large state owned institution with around 20 fire pumps of all different makes sizes and types. What they would do is break into four or five smaller groups and make the rounds during the annual fire pump test free to the institution and exchange for being able to use the venue.

About half the week was spent in a classroom environment while the other half of the week was all hands on training.

For the inspectors it was all hands on they did it themselves, set up the play pipes, used the pitot tubes to take their own readings checking everything out as they went along. By the end of the week these guys knew what they were looking at and a fire pump installer was not going to pull the wool over their eyes. But always crack me up was the first thing the inspectors would ask to see was a certification on the test gauges and if they weren't available the test was ended right there. This caught a lot of out-of-state companies with their pants down looking a little foolish.

Unfortunately my friend passed away two years ago and I am posting this in his memory. He was one heck of a pump guy.

RE: Fire Pump Training

The link is working for me, thanks. Over this almost dial-up connection it's taking some time, but I'm sure whatever is in it will be well worth the wait. Thanks again!

RE: Fire Pump Training

Just breezed through it,

I have had a few pump classes and seen some pumps,

But that is the best I have ever seen!!!

Thank you

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