Over the last couple months we have been releasing a 5 part video series for Pump Operators. We hope these training videos will help you prepare for classes, tests and even more importantly the real world. This is the final summarizing video of the series. Below you will see all of the previous videos and a link to the Pump Operator Training Packet. We encourage you to print out the packet and train with your own crews. Pump Operations are an integral part of our operations that are often overlooked or taken for granted. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to comment below and we will do our best to help you out.
If you have not seen the previous videos in this training series you can click on the images below to take you to the previous articles. You can also CLICK HERE to download the Pump Operator Training Packet.
You can also find more training videos on our YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.
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.