A Virtual Platform for Real Training Evolutions
It takes real experience to build real skills. Pump Ops—FAAC’s pump operator training solution—is made from the ground up to foster the most realistic evolutions possible.
Pump Ops is built with authentic panels, dials, switches, levers, and tactile/visual/aural feedback systems. These can be either generic or exactly match the equipment used by your agency. Pump Ops runs on simulation software that accurately and precisely emulates hydraulics, water sources (static or pressurized), and a variety of handline, nozzle, master stream, and hose configurations. An integrated sound system provides a realistic engine, pump, primer, and cavitation sounds and vibrations, while a headset communication system feeds the trainee both instructions and pre-recorded messages.
This touch screen controlled simulation software system gives complete control and flexibility to the instructor, both before and during evolutions. The software allows you to log all actions and decisions for later debriefing (with printed scoring sheets after each training evolution). Every pre-set Pump Ops evolution is drawn from the IFSTA Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Skill Sheets or can be customized to match your departmental needs.
The result: real experiences delivered in an economical, controlled, cost-effective, and fail-safe manner:
- No chance of injury
- No chance of service equipment wear or damage
- No wasted water
- No firefighting assets are taken out of regular service
All in a package that can be wheeled through standard doors and run in any classroom with a wall outlet, used as a stand-alone unit, or integrated with your FAAC fire truck driver training simulator.
Fire Pump Simulation and the Continuum of Training
The Continuum of Training is a complete set of training simulators for firefighters and first responders. It integrates several networked simulation components for a true multi-level, full-cycle, immersive training solution. The goal is to convincingly emulate both the physical and emotional realities of a complex scenario—including multi-unit, multi-jurisdictional incidents.
Each evolution can include a variety of settings—airports, railways, industrial areas, city streets, single- or multi-family dwellings—and a range of weather conditions. Every evolution is fully programmable and customizable and can be modified by the trainer as it runs (including joystick control of pedestrians, animals, onlookers, etc.), keeping students on their toes. This offers all the benefits of hands-on practical training in a safe, cost-effective, and educationally rich manner.
Continuum of Training solutions focus on:
- Fire truck driver training
- Situational awareness, coordination, and control
- Equipment operation
- Firefighter safety
- Incident command
Pump Operator Training Customer-for-Life
Every FAAC solution goes beyond drilling manual skills and individual evolutions. These are tools for honing good judgment in the heat of the moment, even as a variety of factors and pressures compete for your attention.
We don’t sell equipment; we partner with fire departments and their instructors to develop and create your ideal custom training solution. You will be treated as a “Customer for Life” from day one: We invest time up front in understanding your challenges and policies, then develop and deliver a unique turnkey solution that we will work with you to seamlessly integrate into your training procedures.
As your policies and challenges evolve over time, so will your pump operator training solution.
Related Simulator: Fire Pump Operator Simulator
Pump Ops is a simulation training device that provides a hands-on, immersive experience in the operation of an apparatus pump. This simulator exposes the trainee to various evolving situations that they can interact with in a safe classroom environment. Pump Ops provides training that cannot be duplicated safely using real apparatus. This saves wear and possible damage to firefighting apparatus.