FIR 261 : Fire Hydraulics
Hydraulic theory and principles in a classroom setting using formula calculations with reference to fireground rule of thumb application. Topics covered include: principles of water at rest; the theory of water in motion and under pressure; water distribution systems; pump testing and pump capacity; formulas to determine friction loss; and back pressure and forward pressure of water with relevance. Prerequisite: MTH 111. Three lecture hours per week.
- Apply water hydraulics principles.
- Demonstrate knowledge of water hydraulics as it relates to fire protection.
- Apply the application of mathematics and physics to the movement of water in fire suppression activities.
- Identify the design principles of fire service pumping apparatus.
- Analyze community fire flow demand criteria.
- Demonstrate, through problem solving, a thorough understanding of the principles of forces that affect water, both at rest and in motion.
- List and describe the various types of water distribution systems.