Illinois Fire Service Institute


Down and Dirty Hydraulics : 4-8 Hours

Course Description

Are you math-o-phobic? Can't make heads or tails out of hydraulic formulas or calculations? This course is for you! Spend some time and really learn how to do hydraulics, down and dirty, so you can do them in the field where it really counts! This program is designed to ease the fear and confusion so often accompanying the required hydraulics problems on today's fire ground. This classroom session takes the theory of pump operation and creates a practical application for firefighters to calculate simple formulas for proper fire apparatus pump pressures. Once completed, students will be capable of generating safe and effective fire streams for single pumper operations, as well as more complicated multi-unit, supply, relay, and fire attack operations.

This course is part of the following Programs

  • cornerstone
  • driver/operator


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact TAL PRENDERGAST

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact TAL PRENDERGAST or your regional representative.

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Upcoming Classes

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franklin park Wed, May 22 2019 -
Wed, May 22 2019

franklin park Thu, May 23 2019 -
Thu, May 23 2019

newman Mon, Jul 1 2019 -
Mon, Jul 1 2019

11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Phone: (217) 333-3800
            (800) 437-5819
Fax: (217) 244-6790
Phone: (217) 333-8925
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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