Are you an engineer? Or maybe a chauffer? Or perhaps an MPO?
Regardless of the name, if you operate the pump panel on an engine, you need to know a lot of technical stuff to be any good.
And the guys on the other end of the line depend on you to know it.
So how well do you know the way your apparatus operates? Many people with technical jobs are happy to be able to do well when everything’s working. But you don’t really earn your pay until you come through when the situation goes sideways.
Here to talk about what a great engineer knows is Paul Watlington.
He’s a battalion chief with the Burlington, North Carolina Fire Department.
Paul’s article: Fireground Pump Operations: Mastering the Panel
Article: 5 fire engine pump operator mistakes