Electric fire pump controllers are designed to start an electric motor driven fire pump. It can either start the fire pump manually through the local start push button or automatically through the sensing of a pressure drop in the sprinkler system. The fire pump controller is supplied with a pressure transducer. The fire pump can be stopped manually with the local stop push button or automatically after the expiration of a field programmable timer. In both cases, stopping is only allowed if all starting causes have disappeared.