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FSA 206 - Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: FSA 102  or equivalent and demonstrated competency of high school level algebra or equivalent

This course provides students with the theoretical knowledge to identify the principles of the use of water in fire protection. Additionally, students will apply hydraulic principles to analyze and solve water supply problems.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Apply water hydraulic principles.
  2. Calculate water hydraulics as it relates to fire protection.
  3. Identify design principles of fire service pumping apparatus.
  4. Analyze community fire flow demand criteria.
  5. Define principles of forces that affect water, both at rest and in motion.
  6. List and describe the various types of water distribution systems.
  7. Discuss various types of fire pumps.
Listed Topics
  1. Water as an extinguishing agent
  2. Math review
  3. Fire streams
  4. Friction loss and engine pressures
  5. Water at rest and water in motion
  6. Water distribution systems
  7. Standpipe and sprinkler systems
  8. Fire pumps
Reference Materials
Fire Protection Handbook, National Fire Protection Association
Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply Analysis
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 03/28/2012

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