Slope Ratio for Wildland Fire Pump & Hydraulic Use

Link to the FireBridge substack article In general, the slope of a hill or incline is often determined to be the ratio between the vertical distance, to that of the horizontal distance. Any number of terms can be used by the individual to reference this but the most commonly used term is Rise over Run. …
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Mark 3 Pump Capacity Cheat Sheet

This document is a companion document to “Understanding the Capacities of the Mark 3 Pump”, this is a 15 page document that will explain in detail all of the factors, with examples, diagrams, pump curves and formulas that will enable and provide you, the pump operator,  with the knowledge to determine the number of pumps, …
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Understanding the Capacities of the Mark III Pump and how this relates to the S-211 Course

There is a 12 page PDF file that was written to cover the relationships of the portable pumps & water use class to the actual hydraulic formulas the use in the class. Many many students over the years have stated to myself as well as others that the math in the class seems to be …
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Auxiliary Pump Engine info

This post will be for those that are looking for Parts and Manuals for their respective Pump Motor.  Honda Engines Honda Main Parts lookup page: Honda Parts lookup by SN/Model   Main Horizontal Shaft Engine Page.  Briggs & Stratton, Vanguard Engines etc. Briggs Parts Page:  Main Parts Page showing ALL listings Kubota Engines etc. Kubota …
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Wildfire Engineer on Substack

I have began a Substack page. FireBridge.Substack.com A few items up there right now, however, if you want to have a platform to comment and ask questions this site is better suited for that and I will be using this over all other media platforms. I have decided to no longer have anything to do …
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Online Engineer Course Coming!

[Update 1-11-23] I now have the entire engineer course content created and uploaded. I am simply working on the test questions now. This again will be for a basic engineer course and nothing advanced. I will have separate question banks and courses for the Operator, Technician and Master levels later on and this is going …
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