Saturday, 25 April 2009

day 6 and I'm a smooth pump opertater

I really enjoyed today as we were taught how to use the pump. So as normal in the lecture room with the theory and after tea break we went onto the yard and did the practical. We did the very basic but essential drills like getting the engine on, engaging the PTO (power take off), opening the tank, switch between high pressure or low pressure via the cross over bar and getting a HRJ (hose reel jet) working.

After we gained the basic knowledge and had an idea what the gauges meant we moved to getting 1 HRJ working from the tank, setting in a hydrant and then working from a hydrant which isnt as simple as it sounds. We rotated this in groups of 3 so everyone got a chance to be no.2 (pump operator)

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