S-211, Portable Pumps and Water Use, 2012

S-211 Decorative banner. Four photos of wildland fire pump operations. A firefighter adjusts a hose lay into a creek bed with the pump sitting on the bank. A photo of a hose lay nozzle. A group of students learn how to run a water pump. A photo of several water pumps sitting in a dirt clearing.

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Description

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills to design, setup, operate, troubleshoot, and shut down portable water delivery systems. The focus is on portable pumps – it does not address water delivery for engines. Topics covered include: portable water delivery systems; equipment; roles and responsibilities; and system design and hydraulics. There is also a field exercise where students will apply what they learned in the classroom.

Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to design, set up, operate, troubleshoot, and shut down portable water delivery systems.

Target Group

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) or Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5), or those wanting to learn more about portable pumps and water use.

Delivery

S-211 is available as classroom instructor-led training.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

ComponentTime
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training16-20
Total Hours16-20

Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for s-211 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer for more information about local course sessions.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

None.

Course Level

Local

 

Functional Area: 
Operations
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2019-10-23

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