Fire Service Hydraulics

This course is a theoretical study to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and solve water supply problems. The student can expect to apply the application of math and physics to the movement of water in fire suppression activities; analyze the community fire flow demand criteria; and demonstrate understanding of hydraulics, water characteristics, fluid pressure, hydrostatics, hydrokinetics, nozzle reaction, nozzle pressure, water distribution systems, sprinkler and standpipe systems, determination of required fire flow, fire service pump design, friction loss calculations, pump discharge pressures, parallel lines, Wyed lines, aerial stream calculations, fire streams, and the four hydraulic laws of friction loss. Three class hours.


MTH 150 or higher, FPT 101, FPT 102, FPT 103, FPT 105.

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FPT-212 Sections for Spring 2020

1 Section Offered

FPT-212, Section 181 — CRN #30986
3 Credit Hours — Classroom

George Smith

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Scheduled Meeting Times
TypeLocationDate(s)Day / Time
LecturePublic Safety Training Facility
Room 104
Jan 21st, 2020 – May 23rd, 2020Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:20 pm
Type Lecture
Location Public Safety Training Facility
Room 104
Date(s) Jan 21st, 2020 – May 23rd, 2020
Day / Time Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:20 pm