Fire Department Hydraulics, 3/e

Eugene Mahoney, Brent E. Hannig, 2012

One step at a time, Fire Department Hydraulics, 3/e clearly explains key concepts including the weight of water, friction loss within hoselines, characteristics of municipal water supplies, delivery of water to handlines and master streams, and much more.

This edition’s many improvements include: new full color diagrams, tables and photos; new safety alerts based on NFFF’s life-safety initiatives; coverage of new tank shapes, containers, hoses, testing, and deck gun calculations; more effective organization; and extensive new web-based study resources.


  • Helps firefighters effectively master all aspects of fire department hydraulics. Offers a proven step-by-step process for building knowledge; introduces key principles and formulas in a well-organized, incremental, and systematic fashion.
  • Supports intuitive and visual learning. Presents many key concepts with diagrams, tables, and photographs that make learning easier, and can serve as a useful reference.
  • Links concepts and theory to “in the field” realities. Shows how to use formulas to provide the proper pressures and flows through hoselines, accounting for friction loss formulas and coefficients.
  • Ensures that firefighters understand the correct pressures for each nozzle and application. Covers pressures required for each nozzle used in today’s fire service, including both fog and smoothbore nozzles.
  • Helps firefighters check and confirm their mastery through realistic practice. Contains complete review tests at the end of nearly all chapters.
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SpecificationsPearson Education / Brady, 2013
8" x 10 1/4" hardcover
400 pages
ISBN: 9780132948739

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