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FSC 118 Fire Hydraulics
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Review of basic mathematics, hydraulic laws and formulas as applied to the fire service. Application of formulas and calculations to hydraulic problems, water supply variables and discharge requirements for pumps.

Prerequisites: None (Completion of FSC117 is recommended prior to enrollment in FSC118.)

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: NA

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Solve mathematical problems involving basic mathematics, fractions, decimals and square roots.
2. (Evaluation Level) Interpret the principles and characteristics of water and pressure as they relate to fire streams.
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain pounds per square inch and the formula for computing friction loss.
4. (Comprehension Level) Explain the types of fire streams and the general uses of each.
5. (Comprehension Level) Explain nozzle pressure and compute related hydraulics problems.
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain gallons per minute and computer-related hydraulics problems.
7. (Application Level) Compute hydraulics problems relating to friction loss in various sizes of hose and types of appliances.
8. (Evaluation Level) Interpret the rules of thumb for fireground hydraulics.
9. (Comprehension Level) Explain the relationship between residual and static pressure.
10. (Comprehension Level) Explain engine pressure and compute related hydraulic problems.
11. (Synthesis Level) Summarize water supply and explain related hydraulic formulas.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Outcomes to be met by National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) 1500 Chapter 6 Standard.
2. Outcomes will be measured by NFPA 1002, Chapters 1,2,3,6 and 8 Standards.
3. Outcomes will be measured by International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Standard.