for Firefighting, 2E
This revised edition of
Hydraulics for Firefighting effectively teaches hydraulics by
addressing the underlying science in a basic, understandable way.
Each chapter builds on the last with a logical, systematic approach.
The simplification of this
complex subject, including the updating of formulae, makes the text
usable for both rookie and veteran firefighters and those preparing
for promotional examinations.
New features of this edition
include: steps of pump operation, testing fire pumps, calculating
hose lengths for foam educators, and an expanded rural water supply
The book is ideal for college
level courses and correlates to the course objectives of the Fire
and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum
for Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply, as well as an
excellent solution for fire departments and fire academies training
new pump operators.
- Updated to 2003 Edition of NFPA
Standard 1002 for Driver/Operators and correlates to
FESHE course objectives for Fire Protection Hydraulics &
- Theories and examples are based
on practical scenarios that relate to situations a pump
operator will encounter on scene
- Designed to present a thorough
study of the subject, each chapter builds upon the
previous, presenting simple to complex problems to
ensure mastery of Hydraulics
presented throughout the text highlight practical advice
on safety and proper procedural methods required on
scene in order to prepare aspiring pump operators for
Introduction to Hydraulics.
Force and Pressure.
Velocity and Flow.
Theory of Drafting.
Calculating Engine Pressure.
Advanced Problems in Hydraulics.
Standpipes, Sprinklers, and Fireground
288 Pages -
9 x 8 in.
About the Author:
William F. Crapo is the assistant chief
in Harrisonburg, VA and formerly with Fairfax County FD.
He teaches hydraulics in VA and MD.
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