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.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

None.

Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can now be found on the NWCG Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP), https://wildlandfirelearningportal.net/.  Log on as a guest to search for session offerings of this course and to view other public content.  To search for a specific course, use the "Find Learning" menu item at the top of the page, then select "Upcoming Courses.”  To view Geographic Area training schedules, select the specific "Geographic Area" information using the drop-down menu at the top of the page .  Contact your local training officer for more information about local course sessions.

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

Course Level

Local

Minimum Instructor Qualifications

Instructors must be knowledgeable in the use and maintenance of portable water pumps. Hydraulics unit requires competency in that subject matter.

See NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1, Instructor Standards for more information.

 

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Functional Area: 
Operations
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2020-01-27

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