Do You Really Know How Pump Operator Works?

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Pump Quizzes & Trivia

A pump operator is supposed to work with compact or heavy pumps for transferring of liquid. They generally work as chemical operators, pump station operators, purification operators, and tank car loaders. The whole inspection and operations are performed by a pump operator. This is the second part of Pump quiz that has been created to test your knowledge of fire apparatus pump operations. So, let's try the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
          Master Stream is defined by IFSTA as
    • A. 

      Any variety of heavy, large-caliber water streams; usually supplied by siamesing two or more hoselines into a manifold device capable of delivering a minimum of 350GPM

    • B. 

      Any variety of water stream; usually supplied by siamesing two or more hoslines into a manifold

    • C. 

      Any variety of water streams capable of delivering 350GPM

    • D. 

      Any variety of hoselines into a manifold capable of delivering a minimum of 350GPM

  • 2. 
          The average weight of a 100ft. length of 2 ½” hose including the water & coupling is
    • A. 

      279.0 lbs

    • B. 

      212.0 lbs

    • C. 

      178 lbs

    • D. 

      164.5 lbs

  • 3. 
        If your hose lay to the fire exceeds 1,000ft, set up a _________ operation instead of taking over the hydrant
    • A. 

      Tandem

    • B. 

      Tender

    • C. 

      Relay

    • D. 

      Both b & c

  • 4. 
    (For this class) Pumping capacity is defined as
    • A. 

      The size of the total number of outlet

    • B. 

      The volume of water that a pump can discharge from a static source draft at a certain pressure each minute

    • C. 

      The volume of water that a pump can discharge from any source at a certain pressure each minute

    • D. 

      How much water is pumped through the pump for the entire time on scene

  • 5. 
         The maximum pump discharge pressure of a relay pumper is
    • A. 

      175 psi

    • B. 

      180 psi

    • C. 

      185 psi

    • D. 

      200 psi

  • 6. 
          In a relay operation the minimum intake pressure of the next pumper in the line is
    • A. 

      10 psi

    • B. 

      20 psi

    • C. 

      40 psi

    • D. 

      50 psi

  • 7. 
         The maximum capacity of the realy will be determined by the capacity of the smallest ___________ and the smallest ___________ used within the relay
    • A. 

      Man / Hoseline

    • B. 

      Nozzle / Hoseline

    • C. 

      Pumper / Hoseline

    • D. 

      Pumper / Nozzle

  • 8. 
         Effective __________ are essential to an efficient relay pumping operation
    • A. 

      Engines

    • B. 

      Communications

    • C. 

      Firefighters

    • D. 

      Water sources

  • 9. 
         Certification pump test
    • A. 

      You get a certificate upon completion for the files

    • B. 

      Is only done by the manufacturer

    • C. 

      Is always contracted out to a independent source

    • D. 

      Assures pump performance and tank-to-pump flow rates meet NFPA 1901 requirements

  • 10. 
        Service tests on pumps are conducted
    • A. 

      Yearly

    • B. 

      After extensive repair

    • C. 

      During quarterly servicing

    • D. 

      Both a & b