At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Explain the mechanics of water flow from a hose line. 
  • Describe how stream length angle of impact and bale position impact water mapping. 
  • Choose the appropriate hose stream tactics to achieve your incident objectives. 

Course Lessons

  • Introduction 0:03
  • Basics of Water Mapping 0:04
  • Water Application on the Fireground 0:07
  • Water Distribution Tactics 0:02
  • Summary 0:02
  • Final Assessment 0:15

Applicable NFPA Standards

NFPA 1001 (2019): 4.3.8, 4.3.10, 5.3.2


A working knowledge of the fundamentals of fire science and fire dynamics in a structure is needed to understand the content presented in this course. We encourage you to take the Fundamentals of Fire Scienceand Fire Dynamics in Structures lessons before completing this course.