The course length will depend on the status and background of the department being trained. A written questionnaire must be completed prior to the course, and a class schedule will be established with department personnel. Course will include informational booklets and other hand-outs.
The course will cover the following:
Alternative water supply methods. Discussion to include what methods, if any, are presently available and in use by the fire department.
Mobile Water Supply. Discussion to include types of tankers, fill-up and discharge capabilities1)
Dry hydrants. Discussion to include location, calculation of gpm flow, construction, use of dry hydrants, and coverage of ISO
Drafting with Suction Hose and Strainer in the absence of dry hydrants.
Water Supply Hose. Discussion to include various hose diameters–small (2 1/2” or 3” for up to 1000 feet), and LDH (for more than 1000 feet). There are also some very important department and ISO
items to consider in this area.