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FIR 201

Fire Service Hydraulic Theory and Application


FIR 101
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FIR 273

FIR 201 Fire Service Hydraulic Theory and Application


This course of study is designed to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the scientific laws of hydraulics and a working knowledge of pumps at all levels befitting today’s professional fire fighter. Students will examine theories of hydrostatics and hydrokinetics, velocity and discharge, and water distribution systems; including mains, hydrants, standpipe and sprinkler systems, and fire hose. Design, testing and use of fire pumps, fire appliances, fire fighting foams and foam systems are also discussed. For the student to be successful in the study of hydraulics, a basic comprehension of math and chemistry is required.


  • Prerequisite: FIR 101 and MAT 111 or Permission of the Department Chair
  • Hours: 3
  • Credits: 3


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