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    Default Fl Driver/Operator Cert

    Looking for State of Florida Driver/Operator Exam study guide as well as used IFSTA Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator (IFSTA) (1st edition). If you can help E-mail me chris21513@cs.com

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    Don't know if Florida provides a study guide but here in PA we just used the IFSTA book.

    Also work on your formula's. I used the "Q" formula, my Hale pump cards and the flowmaster calculator on every "pressure" question to make sure I had the right answer.

    Don't forget that while you're doing your driving session (unless you already have a CDL) to tell the evaluator when you see a bridge weight or height sign and how your truck will do.

    Good luck.
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    Email sent.

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    I don't have any of the study guides with me now, but when I go back to the station I'll copy them and send them to you. They are questions that a couple of the guys around here remembered after they tested. Everyone that has used them have passed. I know alot of the questions are duplicate sorry about that. Also don't worry about a driving portion, Florida is strictly a written test.

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    Ok, fire 834 have you taken the test?
    Did you pass? How difficult was it?
    Were the study guide any help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfyre View Post
    I used the "Q" formula, my Hale pump cards and the flowmaster calculator on every "pressure" question to make sure I had the right answer.
    What are Hale pump cards?

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    Contact your local Hale pump rep to get them. They are a pocket size card with a grid that shows friction loss for different size hoses and pressures. I'm not sure but I think that Waterous might privide them also.
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    Florida does not allow anything to be brought into the testing center in Ocala.
    You must use the supplied calculator. Memorize what we call a "dump sheet". Write all the normal formulas out and memorize it like a photograph. When you are allowed to start the test, write a copy down on the blank paper that will be supplied with the test booklet.
    The test overall was not very hard.

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    I believe that everyone is now using the IFSTA book. We used to have Fla State Fire College Hydraulics and Apparatus Operator manuals that were widely used in the state, but I haven't seen one in years.(Maybe still at Ocala) The test is pretty easy, just use IFSTA study guides and you'll be fine. Also I thought that they were on the second addition. Try Amazon, they are reasonably priced.

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    Hello guys.
    I would like to know if anybody can spare a copy of the study guide for the state pump operator test?
    I will greatly appreciate it.
    Thanks
    My email is firefighterdave76@yahoo.com

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    I would also like one. reebokHCFR@gmail.com

    thanks.

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    A study guide would be awesome! PRobertucci@yahoo.com PRobertucci@yahoo.com

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    Study guides aren't that helpful on this test. You need to know the formulas and how to use them/when to use them. And basically know what is on your typical apparatus. When I took it I passed with a 95% and about 2 hours studying. Know the numbers in the book (ie - lighting wattage) and know things typically associated with "driving" the apparatus. These tests are geared to beat you down with questions about a single topic if you miss a bunch about that certain topic. If you read through, even flip through that IFSTA book you will pass this test. If I had a study guide still I would pass it along, but IMO you don't need one.

    P.S. - Formula dump sheet....great idea, if you get those formulas written down and they are correct, you will pass, easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by layinonair View Post
    When I took it I passed with a 95%
    Does Florida give you your score?? As an evaluator I was told that the candidates are only to be told whether the passed or failed, no score. No matter what certification test they take.

    I never found out my scores for FFI, FFII, Instructor I, Instructor II and Pumper Driver/Operator.
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    All your scores are posted on the FCDICE website. www.floridastatefirecollege.org, when you login goto the test history tab and it will show you pass/fail and the number you scored.
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    Greetings, I see this thread is a bit old, but before I start a whole new thread, I figured I would try to post here first.

    Has anyone taken the State of Florida Pump Operator exam recently?

    Does anyone have a current study guide for the test? I have the IFSTA book, and the "Blue Book" Florida has, but I am just trying to narrow down what information I need to concentrate on.

    I have taken both the Hydraulic's and Apparatus 40 hour classes, Now waiting to get my letter to test.

    My email is tktom1015@yahoo.com if anyone may have a good study guide they are willing to share.

    Thanks and Stay Safe...

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    Sent you an email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reebokHCFR View Post
    I would also like one. reebokHCFR@gmail.com

    thanks.
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    Can anyone help me with PA Driver/Operator certification exam looking for reference material to prepare for the exam, scheduled to take in late June. Haven't found much in searching the web except some PowerPoint's.

    Thanks
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    Use the IFSTA manual. You can buy them through PA Fireman magazine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfyre View Post
    Use the IFSTA manual. You can buy them through PA Fireman magazine.
    Got it already, thanks.

    Marc Jackson

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    Hey guess i wanted to know if i can get the info sent to me as well, thanks!
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