Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 262
- Posted by:
- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- FP 262
- Course Title:
- Water Rescue for Emer Serv
- Credit Hours:
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Course DescriptionStudies practical procedures, techniques, and safety precautions utilized by rescue personnel during water rescue response. Covers organization of a water rescue team, equipment requirements, scene evaluation and rescuer drown-proofing will be covered. Victim retrieval, rescue swimming and search techniques will be practiced. Prerequisite: FP 201.
Intended Outcomes for the course
1.0 Orientation To Water Rescue Concepts
Instructional Goal: To provide the water rescue first responder with an understanding of safety precautions, requirements, and practical decision making information regarding water rescue.
1.1 The individual shall describe safety procedures utilized while working around water hazards.
1.2 The individual shall describe personnel and equipment requirements for successful water rescue response.
1.3 The individual shall describe the difference between water rescue and dive rescue.
1.4 The individual shall describe the effects of hypothermia on the victim and the rescuer.
1.5 The individual shall describe water rescue and dive rescue team organization.
2.0 Scene Evaluation And Witness Interview
Instructional Goal: The goal is for individuals to understand why and how to gather critical information through scene evaluation and witness interview.
2.1 The individual shall describe and demonstrate the scene evaluation process.
2.2 The individual shall describe witness interview procedures and the information that is critical.
2.3 The individual shall demonstrate decision making utilizing the risk vs benefit approach.
2.4 The individual shall describe the systematic approach utilizing information from the scene evaluation and witness interview.
2.5 The individual shall describe triangulation and identify a last known point.
3.0 Working and Utilizing Tools Around A Water Hazard
Instructional Goal: The goal is for the individual to operate around a water hazard utilizing safety precautions while performing non-swimmer rescue techniques.
3.1 Individual shall demonstrate rescuer drown-proofing techniques.
3.2 Individual shall demonstrate proper utilization of the following water rescue equipment:
3.2.1 Pike pole
3.2.2 Throw bag
3.2.3 Inflated fire hose
3.2.4 Personal flotation device
3.3 Individual shall demonstrate the proper methods to remove a victim from the water to a beach, dock and boat
3.4 Individual shall describe actions that will prepare the scene for dive rescue team arrival and tasks that will assist the team during dive operations.
Course Activities and Design
This course will be presented in the classroom during lecture and utilize a pool facility for lab portion of course. Students will receive practical training at a lake and a river during the course.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
The instructor will be required to discuss evaluation at the beginning of the course based upon the course syllabus issued to the student.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Intermediate swimming capabilities are recommended but are not required. Students may attend the course to gain knowledge of water rescue support functions and command procedures.