PCC/ CCOG / FP

Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 113

Course Number:
FP 113
Course Title:
Firefighting Skills III
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
60
Special Fee:
$24.00

Course Description

Studies advanced fire fighting skills and applies these skills during weekly drill activities. Equipment and procedures learned in FF Skills I & II are utilized in an operational format. Students function as a firefighter, apparatus operator, company officer, and training officer during drill activities.

Intended Outcomes for the course

The instructor will cover the goals and objectives listed in this Course Content guide. The Course Content Guides are developed by college-wide subject area faculty and approved by Management.

1.0 Care, Maintenance and Operation of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

The goal is for the student to demonstrate inspection, operation, care and maintenance procedures for practical use of SCBA.

1.1 The individual shall describe the steps to determine that breathing apparatus is ready for use (BPSST #05-11.05)

1.2 The individual shall demonstrate how to change an empty air cylinder. (BPSST #05-11.06)

1.3 The individual shall demonstrate the procedures for cleaning and sanitizing protective breathing apparatus. (BPSST #15-16.01)

1.4 the individual shall describe and demonstrate the procedures for routine inspection and maintenance of breathing apparatus (BPSST #15-16.02)

1.5 The individual shall describe the correct procedures for recharging breathing apparatus (BPSST #15-16.03)

1.6 the individual shall demonstrate use of breathing apparatus under the following conditions (BPSST #15-16.05)

1.6.1 Helping other firefighters

1.6.2 Conserving air

1.6.3 Restricted use of bypass

1.6.4 Valves

1.6.5 Obstacle course

1.6.6 Zero visibility

2.0 Care, Maintenance and Operation of Power Tools and Portable Pumps

The goal is for the student to demonstrate care, maintenance and operational procedures for use of the following power tools:

2.1.1 Circular saw

2.1.2 Hydraulic tool

2.1.3 Chain saw

2.1.4 Portable generator

2.2 The individual will describe care, maintenance and operational procedures for use of portable float pumps.

3.0 Fire Equipment, Apparatus, and Personnel Inspection and Testing

The goal is for students to gain knowledge and understanding of why, when and how fire service equipment is inspected and tested.

3.1 Individual shall demonstrate daily equipment and apparatus inspection procedures.

3.2 Individual will describe periodic inspection and testing requirements and procedures for the following:

3.2.1 Hose

3.2.2 Ladders

3.2.3 SCBA

3.2.4 Pumps

3.2.5 Personnel

4.0 Company Operations, Individual Duties and Responsibilities

The goal is for students to become familiar with the responsibilities of each position in the Fire Company and to demonstrate skill in each position furthering company operations in the station and on the drill grounds.

Objectives:

4.1 Individual shall demonstrate the duties and responsibilities of the following positions:

4.1.1 Company Officer

4.1.2 Driver/Engineer

4.1.3 Nozzle Person

4.1.4 Hydrant Person

4.2 Individual shall describe the chain of command and procedures required for proper channeling of information, orders and requests.

5.0 Multi-Company Operations

The goal is for students to become familiar with multiple fire company operations and to demonstrate skills during company operations on the drill grounds.

Objectives

5.1 Individual shall demonstrate the functions of an engine company.

5.2 Individual shall demonstrate the functions of a truck company.

5.3 Individual shall demonstrate firefighting skills within multi-company operations.

Course Activities and Design

this course will include two lecture hours and six lab hours per week. This course is a core requirement for an Associate of Applied Science in the Fire Protection Technology and carries four credits. This course fulfills the Oregon Board of Public Safety, Standards and Training subjects.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The instructor will discuss the evaluation process at the beginning of the course. The evaluation will be based on a course syllabus, which will be issued to the students. The evaluation will be based on current academic and fire service standards as outlined by the Oregon State Board of Education and the Oregon Board of Public Safety, Standards and Training.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The student must have satisfactorily completed:

Firefighting Skills I -FP 111

Firefighting Skills II-FP 112