Pump Ops -- Behind the Nozzle - HOT

  • October 26, 2023
  • 8:00am-5:00pm
  • FESTI - Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute 2025 Courtneypark Drive, East, Mississauga

Facilitated by Capt. Maurice Doyle and Acting Captain Pat Doyle

A high-level explanation of the pump components and understanding of the pump performance capabilities. We will discuss friction loss and related fire ground calculations to help you, the pump operator, get water moving and understand what you’re doing. On the fire ground, every participant will have plenty of hands-on opportunity, both on the pump panel and hose management. This course can be tailored to the individual on the panel to develop comfort and confidence or challenge their current skill level.

Putting the “wet stuff on the red stuff” is not as basic as it sounds. Appropriate hose handling, hose advancement, water application and proper use of the nozzle creates a more cohesive firefighting crew, and provides better customer service. You will learn and understand the tactics to create structure fires more tenable for anyone inside including us!

PPE Requirements

Maurice Doyle

Maurice Doyle (Moe) is a forty year veteran of the Fire Service.

Moe started on the Ottawa Fire Department in 1983. Moe presently works as a Captain in a Pumper - Aerial Hall in Toronto. Moe teaches High Rise Firefighting with Brent Brooks of Highrisefirefighting.com and is a Pre Service Fire Course Instructor at Centennial College under the guidance of Captain Mike Wood of FWSO, TFS and Centennial College.

Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle is an Acting Captain for the Toronto Fire Services. His commitment to lifelong learning and his passion for the fire service shows as he instructs firefighters across Ontario. Doyle’s instruction is backed with 14+ years experience in an urban setting and on a multitude of fire companies including pumpers, ladders, and heavy rescues. Doyle hopes students leave his class with beneficial skill sets that can be implemented at their next fire scene