• Title: Fire Apparatus Operator: Pumper
  • Author: Thomas Sturtevant, Howard Sykes
  • Released: 2011-01-21
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 496
  • ISBN: 1435438620
  • ISBN13: 978-1435438620
  • ASIN: 1435438620
Review This text appears to exceed the mandates of NFPA 1002. The authors have done an excellent job linking technical information into learnable sequences.)Carnie Hedgepath, Fire/Rescue Training Specialist, Office of State Fire Marshal, NC

About the Author Dr. Thomas B. Sturtevant is an Associate Division Director with the Texas Engineering Extension Service's Urban Search and Rescue Program and is a member of Texas Task Force 1. He has written textbooks, assessed foreign emergency response training programs, managed training and educational programs, and served on several national Boards. He is a certified Fire Protection Specialist and has an Education Doctorate in Leadership for Teaching & Learning, as well as a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee. His research/consulting efforts focus on program evaluation and emergency service professional development.

Howard Sykes is the paid full-time chief of the Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department, a combination department with full-time, part-time and volunteer members which serves a suburban community in northern Durham County North Carolina. Chief Sykes started his fire service career as a volunteer member of the Pelham Fire Department, a combination department just north of New York City, and was a member of the Pompano Highlands Fire Department in Florida before joining Lebanon. Howard teaches various firefighter I & II class, emergency vehicle driver and driver/operator pumps classes through the North Carolina Community College system. Howard Sykes has a BS in Computer Science with an unofficial minor in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Masters in Project Management from George Washington University. While a volunteer firefighter, he worked a full career at IBM, was a member of their industry fire brigade and is listed as an inventor on various patents. Howard is certified as an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) technician, EVT (Emergency Vehicle Technician) / Fire Mechanic and enjoys apparatus maintenance and repair. Howard has lectured worldwide, worked in an executive briefing center and has been responsible for resolving critical customer problems.

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