FFP 2301

Fire Service Hydraulics (3)

Classification: Occupational

A study of the mechanics of the flow of fluids through fire hoses, nozzles, pumps, standpipes, water mains and other devices. Includes the design, testing and use of nozzles and appliances; pumps and water distribution systems; measurement of fluid flow, and methods of determining quantities of water available from a distribution system. The course curriculum covers relationship between flow and pressure and mathematical hydraulic formulas. Students must bring a simple calculator with square root function. Course includes pump theory, pump rating, and pressure and vacuum gauges. (40 hours)