PCC/ CCOG / FP

Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 132

Course Number:
FP 132
Course Title:
Fire App/Pump Construction Operation and Hydraulics
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$6.00

Course Description

Studies practical procedures, techniques, and safety precautions utilized during apparatus operations. Covers engine capabilities, pump construction, procedures for operation and hydraulic formulas utilized to calculate flow requirements.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is required for an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Fire Protection and fulfills the requirements for the Fire Standards
and Accreditation Board subjects for Fire Fighter I & II (#05-08, #15-08), Apparatus Operator I (#16-01,-2, -03).This course is transferable to
a degree program in Fire Service Administration at Western Oregon University or Eastern Oregon University.
 

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Identify standards for fire apparatus specifications.
  • Describe common fire apparatus characteristics and their primary functions.
  • Describe effective fire streams and demonstrate safe nozzle operations.
  • Describe basic principles of fire stream development, hydraulic calculations and demonstrate apparatus operations.
  • Describe the principles of pump design, operation, capabilities, power transfer, water supply, trouble shooting, and solve operational problems.
  • Demonstrate supplying fire streams from a hydrant.
  • Define common terms used in fire service hydraulics and demonstrate written and field hydraulic formula calculations.
     

Course Activities and Design

The material in this course will be presented in a lecture, demonstration, and practical application format.  Other instructional
methods including guest speakers, research papers, demonstrations, simulations and presentations may be employed.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will discus the methods used to evaluate student performance and progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. A course syllabus will be provided.  Assessment methods may include one or more of the following: examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, research papers, written and oral reports, fire ground simulations, and classroom presentations.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Identify standards for fire apparatus specifications.
  • Describe common fire apparatus characteristics and their primary functions.
  • Describe effective fire streams and demonstrate safe nozzle operations.
  • Describe basic principles of fire stream development, hydraulic calculations and demonstrate apparatus operations.
  • Describe the principles of pump design, operation, capabilities, power transfer, water supply, trouble shooting, and solve operational problems.
  • Demonstrate supplying fire streams from a hydrant.
  • Define common terms used in fire service hydraulics and demonstrate written and field hydraulic formula calculations.