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FSMT289 - Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply

Course Details

Course Code: FSMT289 Course ID: 2925 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

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; comprehend the design principles of fire service pumping apparatus; analyze the community fire flow demand criteria; and demonstrate understanding of hydraulics, water characteristics, fluid pressure, hydrokinetics, Bernoulli’s formula, nozzle reaction, friction loss in water conductors, nozzle pressure equation, water distribution systems, Hazen-Williams equation, fire flow tests, determination of required fire flow, fire service pump design and testing, friction loss calculations, engine and nozzle pressure, Underwriter’s formula, parallel lines, Wyed lines, aerial stream calculations, relay pumping, mobile water supply, fire streams, four hydraulic laws of friction loss, and firefighting foams and foam systems.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 06/28/20 Spring 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • CO-1: Apply the application of mathematics and physics to the movement of water in fire suppression activities
  • CO-2: Comprehend the design principles of fire service pumping apparatus
  • CO-3: Analyze community fire flow demand criteria
  • CO-4: Demonstrate, through problem solving, a thorough understanding of the principles of forces that affect water at rest and in motion
  • CO-5: List and describe the various types of water distribution systems
  • CO-6: Discuss the various types of fire pumps

Grade Instruments

% of Final Grade

Forums

25

Papers

75

Total

100%

NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Week 1 - Introduction Forum 3.13 %
Forum 2 3.13 %
Forum 3 3.13 %
Forum 4 3.13 %
Forum 5 3.13 %
Forum 6 3.13 %
Forum 7 3.13 %
Forum 8 3.13 %
Papers 75.00 %
Week 4 Case Study 37.50 %
Week 8 Final Paper 37.50 %
Book Title: Fire Service Hydraulics & Pump Operations - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; link also provided in the classroom Lessons section
Author: Spurgeon, Paul
Publication Info: Fire Engineering Books & Videos
ISBN: 9781593702854

Book Title:Fire Service Hydraulics & Pump Operations - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; link also provided in the classroom Lessons section
ISBN:9781593702854
Author:Spurgeon, Paul
Unit Cost:$72.68

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.