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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: Fire Hydraulics
Course Number: FIRE 9
  • Summarize principles of hydraulic operations.
  • Students will be able to calculate engine and pump pressure during fire fighting operations.
  • Calculate the number of pumpers required in relay operations and calculate the remaining pump pressure in drafting operations. (MO)
  • Calculate friction loss in various types of fire hoses, required engine pressure at ground level, engine pressure for elevated streams and pump capacity. (MO)
  • Calculate the horizontal reach of fire streams, water flow velocity, nozzle directions and hydrant and nozzle discharge. (MO)
  • Calculate volume and capacity of fire hoses, water systems. (MO)
  • Calculate the area and volume of appliances. (MO)