Mechanics Seminars

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Waterous was forging new education programs to help firefighters extend the life of their products far before the fire service industry stressed the need for fire pump maintenance education and training. Today, our courses continue to help technicians perform fire pump service and repair to maintain Waterous pumps and accessories operating at their full potential.

Curriculum & Information

Waterous Mechanic Seminars are held at the Waterous Company facility in South St. Paul, Minnesota. Our seminars are three days long and include hands-on training by Waterous service staff. Seminars begin at 8:30 am on Tuesday and conclude on Thursday at 4:30 pm. The cost of the seminar is $275.00. The attendee is responsible for their own transportation, non-class time meals and lodging.

What will you receive from your Mechanic’s Seminar?

  • Hands-on Training – Will cover Vehicle-Mounted pumps (CM, CS and CP-2 Pumps), Transmissions (C20, Y and K Series) and all accessories and an overview of Foam and CAFS.
  • Comprehensive manual (on USB Flash drive) including operation, maintenance and overhaul instructions for pumps, transmissions and accessories, assembly drawings, tool drawings.
  • Friction Loss and Flow Rate Cards
  • Lunches for three days

What will we cover in the Seminar?

  • Basic centrifugal pump theory, design and manufacturing
  • Operation, troubleshooting, overhaul and maintenance of the following:
    • Midship Pumps (CM/CS Series)
    • Pump Transmissions (C20/Y Series)
    • Basic PTO-Driven End-Suction Pumps (CP-2 Series)
  • Accessories
    • Road to Pump Shift Assemblies
    • Transfer Valve Actuators
    • Discharge and Intake Relief Valves
    • Priming Assemblies
    • Intake and Discharge Valves
    • Drain Valves
    • Overheat Protection System
  • Foam Systems
    • Aquis™ / Advantus® Foam Delivery Systems and CAFS (Eclipse™) / FoamFill / Auto Tank Fill
      • Theory and design
      • Operation
      • Maintenance
  • Discuss NFPA 1901 and 1911 Standards
  • Plant Tour

Class Size
We limit the class size to 16-students per class. Applications are accepted on a First Come-First Serve basis.

Accommodations & Local Travel
The Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is located 13-miles from the Waterous facility.

Local transportation – Students will be responsible for transportation to and from the airport and between their selected hotel and the Waterous facility (see Hotel Information below for additional lodging information). Note: Please do not make hotel or air reservations until your seat is confirmed in the seminar class.