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    Default Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Certification...

    Has anybody taken the Missouri Divison of Fire Safety's Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator test??? If you have can you give me some idea as to what areas to focus my studying on. I will be taking the exam sometime in the next few weeks, so any help would be greatly appreciated.


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    Hopefully, they will get thier questions out of the Driver/Operater book. I took mine through the military and all questions were straight out of the book. Though sometimes in a different language
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    I took mine through the military and all questions were straight out of the book. Though sometimes in a different language .
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    Don't know if your state is using the national program like Pennsylvania is but if so study your friction loss. Most of the questions on the test involve calculating engine pressure based on several different scenerios. Practice using the "Q" method, your Hale pump cards and the fire calculator. You can use them during the test.

    You have to read the IFSTA Pumper Operater book. There are also questions about positioning equipment and manpower. I thought that those questions should be in an Officer's test but they have to be answered.

    Also practice your CDL safety walkaround for the practical test. When I was doing cert testing a few months ago I found that some of the candidates were just going through the motions but didn't know exactly why they were doing what they were doing.

    When you're doing the road driving test make sure you look for all weight and height signs and let your evaluator know that you saw them and what your truck is in relationship to those signs. Afterall, we do that everyday while driving to an emergency don't we???

    Good luck.
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