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    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 [email protected]

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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.
    Steve Dragon
    FFII, Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer I, Fire Appartus Driver Operator Certified
    Volunteers are never "off duty".
    http://www.bufd7.org

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    • #3
      Email sent.

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              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.
              Steve Dragon
              FFII, Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer I, Fire Appartus Driver Operator Certified
              Volunteers are never "off duty".
              http://www.bufd7.org

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              • #8
                Fl Pump Test

                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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                • #9
                  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.
                  If your going to cry about doing the job you signed up for do us all a favor and quit, there are plenty of dedicated people standing in line for the best job in the world.

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                  • #10
                    Help

                    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 [email protected]

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                    • #11
                      I would also like one. [email protected]

                      thanks.

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                      • #12
                        A study guide would be awesome! [email protected] [email protected]

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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            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.
                            Steve Dragon
                            FFII, Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer I, Fire Appartus Driver Operator Certified
                            Volunteers are never "off duty".
                            http://www.bufd7.org

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                            • #15
                              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.
                              Last edited by layinonair; 07-19-2010, 10:59 PM.

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