PCC/ CCOG / FP

Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 141

Course Number:
FP 141
Course Title:
Introduction Water Rescue
Credit Hours:
0.5
Lecture Hours:
2.5
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
7.5
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Studies practical procedures, techniques, and safety precautions utilized by rescue personnel during water rescue response. Practices organization of a water rescue team, equipment requirements, scene evaluation, rescuer drown-proofing and basic victim retrieval techniques.

Addendum to Course Description

This course can be used as an elective towards an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Fire Protection and can be repeated for credit
as a refresher course for a total of 1 credit hour.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Describe safety precautions, requirements, and necessary decision
    making information regarding water rescue.
  • Describe the importance of scene evaluations and identify methods
    for  gathering critical information.
  • Decribe proper safety precautions around a water hazard while
    demonstrating a non-swimmer rescue operation.


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, demonstrations, simulations and presentations may be employed

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will discuss 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, simulations, demonstrations, and classroom participation.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Describe safety precautions, requirements, and necessary decision
    making information regarding water rescue.
  • Describe the importance of scene evaluations and identify methods
    for  gathering critical information.
  • Decribe proper safety precautions around a water hazard while
    demonstrating a non-swimmer rescue operation.