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#36511 Fire Service Hydraulics and Water Supply, 3rd

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By Michael Wieder The ability to identify a sufficient water supply source and use it effectively to control a fire is one of the most basic functions of the fire service. This text includes information on the basics of water and water flow, theoretical and practical methods of determining water flow and pressure loss, types of pumps and fire apparatus used to move water, relay pumping operations, fire pump testing, and effectively supplying sprinkler and standpipe systems. In addition to new, up-to-date photos and graphics, this 3rd edition discusses recent research on updating friction loss coefficients for modern fire hose. This is also the first edition of this text that includes information and calculations using the Metric System of measurement, where applicable. While the intent of the text was meant to address the needs of the higher education market, many fire departments have chosen to use the text for their driver/operator training and promotional testing needs. The information in takes the user to a more advanced level of skill and understanding in operating their apparatus than standard driver/operator manuals. New to this edition is an extensive curriculum package that facilitates the implementation of the text into classroom and course settings. The package is divided by each chapter. The components of each chapter include: A presentation (teaching) outline A PowerPoint presentation Student learning assessments and answers Chapter review question answers Compilations of the equations that are used in each chapter There are separate units for the chapters that have both U.S. and metric versions. The files are designed so that they may be easily customized to meet local program needs. The package is available on a flash drive or from the IFSTA ResourceOne online service.

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