Illinois Fire Service Institute

 

Down and Dirty Hydraulics : 4-8 Hours

Student Fee

Class specific

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
  • fire fighting

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to taking this course



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Applicable Credits

As of 11/17/2017

NFPA

All practical skills meet objectives under NFPA Standard 1001 Firefighter Professional Qualifications - Basic        
1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications  
1142 Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting

OSFM Certification

All practical skills are direct Certified Fire Fighter II or Certified Basic skill objectives

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