Illinois Fire Service Institute


Hydrant Supply Operations : 1.00-8.00 Hours

Course Description

This up to 8-hour course is designed for Firefighters with 1-3 years of experience, who are new to operating fire department pumping apparatus.  In this course, the student will review the design, construction, and limitations of municipal and private water systems to understand how to maximize the amount of water available to the fire scene.  Students will discuss how to determine the total amount of water available from a hydrant for firefighting operations, positioning and connecting a fire department pumping apparatus to a hydrant, maximizing the flow from the hydrant, and relay pumping.  Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of the pump operator’s role in maximizing water supply for fireground operations.

This course is part of the following Programs

  • cornerstone
  • driver/operator


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

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11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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