The main purpose of a fire department pumper is to ______.
Provide adequate water pressure for effective fire streams.
NFPA 1901 specifies a minimum pump capacity of at least ___ gpm and a water tank with a capacity of at least ___ gallons.
Pump capacities larger than ___ gpm increases in increments of ___ gpm with most municipal fire departments operating pumpers of ____ gpm or less.
The following list contains equipment commonly found on pumpers:
Ground Ladders Self-contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Forcible Entry Tools Salvage Tools and Equipment Portable Water Tank Emergency Medical Equipment
Both municipal and industrial foam pumpers may be equipped with any of the following:
> Around-the pump, direct injection, balanced pressure foam proportioning systems
Compressed air foam systems (CAFS)
Balanced pressure proportioning system
Fire pumps ranging in capacity from 750 to 3,000 gpm or greater.
Large onboard tank of foam concentrate often contain 500 gallons or more of foam concentrate.
Large fixed foam/water turret capable of flowing the entire capacity of the fire pump.
The foam proportioning systems commonly found on municipal fire pumpers are scaled down versions of those used for industrial fire pumpers. Likewise, the foam tanks are proportionately smaller, usually ranging from __ to ___ gallons. These tanks are often designed to be refilled directly from __ gallon containers.
20 to 100
The articulating or telescoping devices most commonly combined with pumpers generally range in height from __ to __ feet
50 to 75
The incident command system (ICS) categorizes pumping apparatus and mobile water supply based on capability. This system, called ______, is intended to make it easier for incident commanders to call for exactly the type of resources they need to manage an incident.
Mobile water supply apparatus, locally known as ____ or _____, are used to transport water to areas where a water system is nonexistent or inadequate.
Water Tenders or Tankers
The capacity of mobile water supply apparatus operating in a particular jurisdiction is based on a variety of factors including:
Bridge and weight limits
Mobile water supply apparatus are equipped with a tank capacity of at least _____ gallons
Commonly know as ____, ____, or ____, these vehicles often have pump capacities and water tanks of ___ gallons or less. However, some jurisdictions operate larger apparatus with pumps up to ____ gpm and water tanks of ____ gallons or larger.
Brush Trucks Brush Breakers Booster Apparatus 500 gallons 1,000 gpm 1,000 gallons
Some fireboats have capacities as high as _____ gpm. Individual master stream devices on these vessels may discharge large volumes of water sometimes in excess of _____ gpm
A _____ is an apparatus equipped with a fire pump, water tank, and hose in addition to an aerial device and ground ladders. According to NFPA 1901, the vehicle must be equipped with a pump rates at a minimum of ____ gpm and a water tank of at least ___ gallons
A step-up transformer called an _____ can be used to convert a vehicle’s 12- or 24-volt DC current into 110- or 220-volt AC current
Portable generators powered by small gasoline or diesel engines generally have ___ and/or ___ volt capacity
110 and/or 220
Portable generators are available with a variety of power capacities; ____ watts is typically the largest capacity.
Vehicle-mounted generators may be equipped as follows:
> Powered by gasoline, diesel, power-take-off, or hydraulic systems.
Have 110 and 220 volt capacities.
Have capacities up to 12,000 watts.
Rescue apparatus or other specialized units mat feature fixed generator systems with capacities of _____ watts or greater.
Ranging from ___ to ____ watts, portable lights are advantageous during incidents where illumination is needed some distance away from a piece of apparatus, or where additional lights are required.
300 to 1,000 watts
Some apparatus are equipped with banks of lights mounted on booms that are powered by electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic systems. These installations generally have a capacity of ___ to ____ watts per light.
500 to 1,500 watts
Some jurisdictions may specify __ guage, __ wire cords with ___ volt insulation and ______ receptacles to provide secure connections.
________ are used to supply power to several connections from one supply source.