PCC/ CCOG / FP

Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 9030

Course Number:
FP 9030
Course Title:
Planning Fire Protection
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers the elements that are considered when planning for fire protection needs of a community. The techniques of risk analysis and problem solving are used. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course can be used as an elective toward an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of fire department hydraulics
  • Describe and determine water tanks and hose capacity 
  • Describe types and capacities of water systems and distribution systems. Describe emergency water supply provisions", fire flow tests and utilize water supply map
  • Describe fire stream tactics for solid", and nonsolid fire streams, fixed and variable flow nozzles, determine velocity of flow, nozzle reaction and water hammer affects 
  • Describe discharge formulas", estimate the flow from a hydrant, compare nozzle pressures and tip sizes, sprinkler discharge and equivalent nozzle diameters
  • Understand friction loss principles and rules and utilize friction loss formulas 
  • Determine required pump discharge pressure", calculate pump discharge problems including ground level, elevation, equal and unequal hose lengths, siamesed and wyed supply hose and master stream operations
  • Describe pump capacity", cavitation, principles and procedures and requirements for drafting operations
  • Describe factors to be considered in relay operations", small-quantity and large-quantity operations, adjusting relay plan and operational considerations for relay pumping
  • Determine required pump discharge pressures for 1€", 1 ¾ € and 2 ½€ handheld lines, fog nozzles, master streams, initial pressures and uphill and downhill hose lays

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," simulations and student 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, projects, research papers and classroom participation.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of fire department hydraulics
  • Describe and determine water tanks and hose capacity 
  • Describe types and capacities of water systems and distribution systems. Describe emergency water supply provisions", fire flow tests and utilize water supply map
  • Describe fire stream tactics for solid", and nonsolid fire streams, fixed and variable flow nozzles, determine velocity of flow, nozzle reaction and water hammer affects 
  • Describe discharge formulas", estimate the flow from a hydrant, compare nozzle pressures and tip sizes, sprinkler discharge and equivalent nozzle diameters
  • Understand friction loss principles and rules and utilize friction loss formulas 
  • Determine required pump discharge pressure", calculate pump discharge problems including ground level, elevation, equal and unequal hose lengths, siamesed and wyed supply hose and master stream operations
  • Describe pump capacity", cavitation, principles and procedures and requirements for drafting operations
  • Describe factors to be considered in relay operations", small-quantity and large-quantity operations, adjusting relay plan and operational considerations for relay pumping
  • Determine required pump discharge pressures for 1€", 1 ¾ € and 2 ½€ handheld lines, fog nozzles, master streams, initial pressures and uphill and downhill hose lays