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Course Description

This course provides the student with information, theory, methods, and techniques for operating fire service pumps. Subjects include: types of pumps, engine and pump gauges, maintenance, unsafe pumping conditions, pressure relief devices, cooling systems, water supplies, drafting, field hydraulics, and pumping operations. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 420

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify pump construction and theory of pump operations.
  • Demonstrate methods for performing basic hydraulics.
  • Demonstrate techniques for inspections, documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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