Fuel pump? on 1994 GMC Vandura 2500

I was driving my van and I ran out of gas....i put $10 in a gas can and put it in the van...still won't start..a friend of mine poured gas into the carborator(spelling) and it started but then died, he had me turn the ignition switch without starting it and said that he thinks it is the fuel pump... another friend said there is a reset switch for the fuel pump somewhere...I am a female Marine and unfortuantely I know nothing about car and have the worst luck ever when it comes to cars. Please someone help me!!!

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