PCC/ CCOG / FP

Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 130 Effective Summer 2015

Course Number:
FP 130
Course Title:
Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and to solve water supply problems. Prerequisites: MTH 95, WR 115 and FP 112 or equivalent.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is a core requirement for the AAS degree in Fire Protection and is transferable to Eastern Oregon University and Western Oregon University for the Fire Service Administration program.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Apply principles of mathematics and physics to the movement of water in fire suppression activities.
  • Apply the knowledge of the design principles of fire service pumping apparatus in its operation.
  • Meet the objectives put forth in the model course outline for Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply as established by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) initiative led by the United States Fire Administration (USFA) which includes being prepared to meet National Fire Protection Association 1002, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, Chapters 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, and 5.2.4.

Course Activities and Design

The content of the course will be presented in lecture, classroom discussions, role playing, demonstrations, practical skills demonstration as appropriate.  Additional instruction methodology may include guest speaker, research papers, professional publication reviews, written and oral reports, and class presentations.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Methods of assessment may include one or more of the following:

  • Various individual and/or group skill building activities such as role-playing scenario based problem solving activities, case studies, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
  • Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of other.
  • Quizzes and exams composed of objective questions and concepts.
  • Individual and /or team projects/s which require integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Apply the application of mathematics and physics to the movement of water in fire 
suppression activities. 
2. Identify the design principles of fire service pumping apparatus. 
3. Analyze community fire flow demand criteria. 
4. Demonstrate, through problem solving, a thorough understanding of the principles of 
forces that affect water, both at rest and in motion. 
5. List and describe the various types of water distribution systems. 
6. Discuss the various types of fire pumps.