Pump Operator Training – Part 2

This is the second video of our five part pump operator training series.  We discuss nozzle pressure and how to calculate flow from a nozzle. To understand how to calculate friction loss and pump discharge pressure we must know the flow from our nozzles. This is a very important step for all pump operators. We also need to have a thorough understanding of nozzle pressure, without an understanding of nozzle pressure we will not be able to deliver the appropriate pump discharge pressure. Use this video and our Pump Operator Training Packet to check your nozzles and understand nozzle flow and operating pressures. If you missed Part 1 you can view it by clicking here.

About Matt Hinkle

Matt Hinkle is a Staff Instructor at the Mississippi State Fire Academy. He has over twelve years of experience in the fire service and has served in many positions throughout his career including; Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Training Officer and Instructor. He has designed local and state training curriculums, coordinated regional training events, and assisted in the development of national training programs. During his service Matt has received several awards including: Firefighter of the Year (Lafayette County Fire Department), Fire Officer of the Year Finalist (MS Burn Association), Medal of Valor (MS Burn Association), and a Letter of Commendation (City of Oxford). Matt has received over 2,000 hours of technical training in many disciplines including: NFPA 1001-I-II (Firefighter I-II), NFPA 1002 (Driver/Operator), NFPA 1041-I-II (Instructor), Hazardous Materials Technician I-II, Rope Rescue Technician I-II, Confined Space Rescue Technician, Trench Rescue Technician, Vehicle Extrication I-II, Search and Rescue Technician I-II-III, EMT-B, and Cave Rescue I-II.

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