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    I am looking for some help, A Capt on my Dept has put forth the idea that our township should have public works employees drive and operate our Apparatus during the day. We are in pretty good shape during the day regarding manpower. I see that that NFPA 1002 stats that you must be FF1 & 2 to be qualified to do this. I realize that he will say that NFPA is only a standard. I am against this idea and would appretiate any other other material or opinions on how to succesfully get this idea defeated. are there any PEOSHA reg's regarding this topic?
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    If they need drivers, they should be preparing to implement a career element into your department. We dont give road workers guns and ask them to help the cops.....do we? Just a pitiful excuse to save money and band-aid a problem.

    If it becomes a reality....as long as you follow NJ Statutes youre covered legally, but we all know what weight NFPA holds when things go awry. I know alot of companies have drivers (members of FD) that have FF-1 and pump ops as well as NJ mandated training..thats it. This seems to work for some departments.

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    I would not have a problem with the driver having FF-1 cert. He wants individuals from the road dept that have no Firefighter training whatsoever. But im seeing now all of the academies require FF-1 to take pump ops. Also im looking to take a pump ops class in NJ, if anyone has any recomendations regarding which academy has a good pump ops cource let me know,

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    Try the " Middlesex County Fire Academy " in Sayerville, N.J. they can be found on the web !
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    typically the guy driving runs the pump right? do I hear a training issue, last I knew hale q flow/q max pumps 20-30K,

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