Fire Streams

Fire Streams Level I

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon) Hands On Program as well.

Program Length:  Didactic 3 Hours 20 minutes, Hands On Program 4 Hours  

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I.

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to:
  • Effectively operate a solid-stream nozzle, fog-stream nozzle, and broken stream nozzle.
  • List methods that are used with fire streams to reduce the heat from a fire and provide protection to firefighters and exposures
  • Discuss the extinguishing properties of water
  • Describe friction loss
  • Define water hammer
  • Distinguish among characteristics of fire stream sizes
  • Discuss types of streams and nozzles
  • Discuss handling handline nozzles
  • Describe types of nozzle control valves
  • List checks that should be included in nozzle inspections
  • Operate a solid-stream nozzle (Skill Sheet 14-I-1)
  • Operate a fog-stream nozzle (Skill Sheet 14-I-2)
  • Operate a broken-stream nozzle (Skill Sheet 14-I-3)




Fire Streams Level II

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon) Hands On Program as well. 

Program Length:  Didactic 3 Hours 20 minutes, Hands On 1 hour  

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to:
  • Effectively apply fire fighting foam using various foam types, concentrates and delivery devices
  • Describe the suppression characteristics of firefighting foam
  • Define terms associated with types of foam and the foam-making process
  • Discuss how foam is generated
  • Discuss foam concentrates
  • Describe methods by which foam may be proportioned
  • Discuss foam proportioners
  • Discuss foam delivery devices
  • List reasons for failure to generate foam or for generating poor-quality foam
  • Describe foam application techniques
  • Discuss hazards associated with foam concentrates
  • Place a foam line in service — Hands On Program In-line eductor