Master Course Outline
FCA 130
Hydraulics


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

Lecture Hours:30


Description
Consistent with the competencies identified in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards with primary emphasis on the duties and responsibilities of a pump operator. This is accomplished by learning the operating principles, theories, and construction of the apparatus, the maintenance, pumping, operating the pump, and the study of circulating hydraulics. Prerequisite: FCA 115. Recommended: MATH 75. Formerly FCA 105.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the principles of pressure and friction.
  • Calculate flow of velocity of water.
  • Define and calculate friction loss in a hose, appliances, and when caused by elevation.
  • Explain hose layout applications.
  • Calculate pump discharge and nozzle reaction.
  • Explain pumping from a supply source.
  • Perform fireground mental calculations.
  • List fire protection equipment.
  • Explain water supply management.
  • Understand water systems fundamentals.
  • Review fire hydrants, their types, installation, distribution, inspection and maps.
  • Explain fire flow testing.
  • Define natural and man-made water sources.
  • Understand relay and shuttle operation.

  • Course Topics
  • Principles of pressure and friction loss
  • Determining flow and velocity
  • Pressure loss
  • Hose layout applications
  • Pump discharge pressure and nozzle reaction
  • Pumping from a supply source
  • Fire ground mental calculations
  • Supplying private fire protection equipment
  • Water supply management
  • Water system fundamentals
  • Fire hydrants
  • Fire flow testing
  • Static sources
  • Relay operations
  • Shuttle operations

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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
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    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.