National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Training Course

3.0 Squirt Water - Introduction

The material in Chapter 3 describes aspects related to using water in wildland firefighting. These concepts include determining the weight of water, a description of factors related to friction loss, a review of basic drafting guidelines, as well as calculations related to volume, pump pressure, and flow rate. The chapter also provides instructions for estimating different parameters in the field, as well as a round-off table for ease of use.