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Essentials of Fire Fighting 6 th Edition Firefighter I. Chapter 14 — Water Supply. Learning Objective 1. Explain the ways water supply system components are used by firefighters. There are two types of water supply systems firefighters use.

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Essentials of Fire Fighting

6th Edition

Firefighter I

Chapter 14 — Water Supply

learning objective 1
Learning Objective 1
  • Explain the ways water supply system components are used by firefighters.
review question
REVIEW QUESTION
  • What are the three main means of moving water used by firefighters?
review question1
REVIEW QUESTION
  • How do the main components of water distribution and storage systems operate?
learning objective 2
Learning Objective 2
  • Describe types of fire hydrants and hydrant markings.
review question2
REVIEW QUESTION
  • What are the main types of fire hydrants?
learning objective 3
Learning Objective 3
  • Explain fire hydrant operation and inspection considerations.
review question3
REVIEW QUESTION
  • How does the operation of a dry- barrel hydrant compare to that of a wet-barrel hydrant?
learning objective 4
Learning Objective 4
  • Explain alternative water supply sources and methods of access.
review question4
REVIEW QUESTION
  • When should alternative water supplies be identified?
learning objective 5
Learning Objective 5
  • Describe methods used for rural water supply operations.
review question5
REVIEW QUESTION
  • What are the common operations for accessing rural water supplies?
summary
Summary
  • Because water is the primary fire extinguishing agent used by firefighters, and because fires often occur considerable distances from major water sources, fire departments must develop ways to transport the available water from its source to the place it is needed.

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Summary
  • Firefighters must be familiar with the water supply systems in their response areas.
  • They must know about water sources, pumping systems, gravity systems, and the system of underground water mains used to distribute the water.

(Cont.)

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Summary
  • They must also know how to inspect, maintain, and operate the fire hydrants in their jurisdictions.
learning objective 6
Learning Objective 6
  • Operate a hydrant.
  • This objective is measured in Skill Sheet 14-I-1.
learning objective 7
Learning Objective 7
  • Make soft-sleeve and hard-suction hydrant connections.
  • This objective is measured in Skill Sheet 14-I-2.
learning objective 8
Learning Objective 8
  • Connect and place a hard-suction hose for drafting from a static water source.
  • This objective is measured in Skill Sheet 14-I-3.
learning objective 9
Learning Objective 9
  • Deploy a portable water tank.
  • This objective is measured in Skill Sheet 14-I-4.