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Pumping and Hand Signals

Personnel Required

  • 1 - 2 crew

Equipment required

  • nil
  • In each case, a verbal instruction can be given, or

Water on

  • Fully extend arm over head
  • Drop arm to side.




Water off

  • Extend arm horizontally to the side
  • Swing arm across chest and back again until acknowledged by branch firefighter or pump operator.
  • To increase pressure, using extended arm, raise arm vertically. Each arm movement indicates an increase of pressure by 100 kPa.
  • To decrease pressure, using extended arm, drop arm to the side. Each arm movement indicates a decrease of pressure by 100 kPa