The Fire Apparatus Engineer course is designed for firefighters who are assigned to or may be assigned to operate fire department apparatus in the normal course of their duties. It is designed to develop a firefighter in the areas of principles of water and water systems, mechanical principles of pumps, pumps and pump controls, intake and discharge hydraulics, aerial apparatus considerations, apparatus spotting, fire stream development, pump maintenance, service testing, acceptance testing, and pump troubleshooting. The Fire Apparatus Engineer will generate effective fire streams from hydrants, relay operations, and drafting from static sources. Hydraulic situations will range from single line problems up through multiple-line relay operations to give the students a solid understanding of fire ground hydraulics, as well as practical solutions to be able to apply these concepts to their department
IFSI prerequisites are based on Illinois and NFPA standards. Equivalencies from other agencies will be reviewed upon request.
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