RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)
Core Component(s): Incident Reviews and Lessons Learned
Estimated Delivery Time: 30 minutes; Video Length: 11:06
Following the proper procedures to setup, run, and shut down a Mark III pump will reduce the need for troubleshooting and increase fireline operational efficiency.
- Review the video and module tools.
- Consider additional activities and discussion questions pertinent to the location and agency.
Facilitating the Discussion
- Show the video.
- Facilitate a small or large group discussion using the following discussion questions.
- How can you prime the pump if there is not a hand pump available?
- Does the pump’s fuel mixture change in different regions?
- How long does a pump need to warm up?
- What can happen to the pump if you run it without water?
- What safety mechanism is in place to avoid over-speeding or revving from a lost prime?
- What can happen if you choke a pump that is already warmed up?
- How can you tell if you have flooded the pump?
- What are the some of the steps to get a flooded pump running? Are there additional tricks not shown in the video for getting a flooded pump started?
- What will happen if you reinstall the crank case bolt without the copper gasket?
Additional Video Information
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