Synopses & Reviews
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 section. 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 and Water Supply, as well as an excellent solution for fire departments and fire academies training new pump operators.
"This text is outstanding. Topics are explained very clearly and actual practical examples and Case Studies lend to the importance of the information being discussed and how it directly applies to real life situations." - Robert Prytula, Assistant Professor of Fire Science, Chattanoooga State Technical Community College
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.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Hydraulics. Force and Pressure. Bernoulli's Theorem. Velocity and Flow. GPM. Friction Loss. Pump Theory. Theory of Drafting. Fire Streams. Calculating Engine Pressure. Advanced Problems in Hydraulics. Water Supply. Standpipes, Sprinklers, and Fireground Formulae.