SFS 232 : Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply

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Fire Protection Hyd. Supply



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SFS 105.

Recommended preparation

MTH 098 (or higher) or minimum placement Math Level 14.


Provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and solve water supply problems. (This course is a FESHE non-core requirement and is equivalent to NFA C0277 and DPSST certification in NFPA Pumper Operator.)

Learning outcomes

1. Apply mathematics and physics to the movement of water in fire suppression activities.
2. Describe the design principles of fire service pumping apparatus.
3. Analyze community fire flow demand criteria.
4. Demonstrate, through problem solving, a thorough understanding of the principles of forces that affect water at rest and in motion.
5. Develop and demonstrate the skills necessary for the student to operate as an engineer at a mock scene of a fire or other emergency in a safe and effective manner.

Content outline

• Water as an extinguishing agent
• Math review
• Water at rest
• Water in motion
• Water distribution systems
• Fire pumps
• Fire streams
• Friction loss
• Engine pressures
• Standpipe and sprinkler systems

Required materials

This course may require a textbook.

Grading methods

Grades in this course may be determined with: homework, group exercises, exams/quizzes, group project, and a final exam.

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