SRJC Course Outlines

11/28/2023 12:10:15 PMFIRE 56 Course Outline as of Fall 1999

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 56Title:  FIRE HYDRAULICS  
Full Title:  Fire Hydraulics
Last Reviewed:12/12/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Review of applied mathematics; hydraulics laws as applied to the fire service; application of formulas and mental calculation to hydraulics and water supply problems.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and CSKLS 372 or equivalent or completion of Fire 71 (formerly FIRE 51).

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Review of applied math; hydraulics laws, formulas & mental calculation to hydraulics & water supply problems.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and CSKLS 372 or equivalent or completion of Fire 71 (formerly FIRE 51).
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2018
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  COURSE GOALS:  To enable the student:
     1. To list and identify principles of hydraulics while
        pumping through various discharge devices
        and various hose configurations.
        Demonstrate how to utilize the various
        kinds of water supplies.
     3. Identify the various types and sizes of hose streams
        and their uses.
     4. Demonstrate formulas using applied mathematics in elementary
     5. Identify various pumping situations, while considering velocity
        and rate of flow, friction loss, and nozzle pressure.
     6. Identify strengths and weaknesses in various water supplies
        and systems, and ISO grading.
     7. Demonstrate the use of fire streams and their ranges.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Applied Mathematics
        a. Multiplication and division
        b. Square root
        c. Elementary algebra
 2.  Principles of Hydraulics
        a. Velocity, rate of flow, and friction loss
        b. Nozzle and engine pressures
        c. Other hydraulics formulas
 3.  Water Sources
        a. Static and organic
        b. ISO specifications
 4.  Fire Streams
        a. Fog and spray
        b. Straight streams
 5.  Pumping
        a. Various hose layouts
        b. Sprinklers and standpipes

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  The student will:
     1. Prepare, with a group, a written and oral analysis of an
        engine pressure requirement when pumping above or below the
        eye of the pump.
     2. Prepare, describe, and identify the design and capabilities of
        a new purchase or current fire apparatus pumper.
     3. Describe in writing current hydraulic technology from research
        of trade technical magazines and analyze the effects on the
        fire service.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems, Field work, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Pumping Apparatus, 7th Edit., Publ. IFSTA

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