- Course Number:
- FP 232
- Course Title:
- Fire App Driver/Operator II
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Course DescriptionCovers practical procedures, techniques, and safety precautions used during apparatus operations. Includes the history and development of fire apparatus capabilities, pump construction, procedures for operation and hydraulic formulas used to calculate flow requirements. Knowledge and skills acquired during classroom instruction will be applied in drill ground operations. Prerequisite: FP 200.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is transferable to a degree program in Fire Service Administration at Western Oregon University or Eastern Oregon
Intended Outcomes for the course
Student will meet National Fire Protection Association 1002, Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, 2009 Edition Chapter 5, Apparatus Equipped with Fire Pump excludingproducing a foam fire stream.
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 Different types of pump construction, principles of pump
design, operation, capabilities, power transfer, water supply, and
procedures for trouble shooting to correct operational problems.
- Define terminology used in fire service hydraulics and
demonstrate written and field hydraulic formula calculations.
- Demonstrate procedures for pumping with fire service
apparatus during multi-engine operations and identify apparatus
gauges and control devices.
- Demonstrate hydraulic calculations involving multiply supply
lines, operational lines, appliances, water sources, and friction
- Describe operational techniques and driving
techniques under varying weather and emergency conditions.
- Describe various defensive driving techniques
and describe current legal statues that regulate the operation of
- Demonstrate the use of maintenance schedules, reports, and
corrective measures and vehicle care.