Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FIRE 115 - Fire Apparatus And Equipment (3)

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; Placement in MATH 24/50
  • Recommended Prep: FIRE 100

FIRE majors only. Comprehensive overview of fundamental principles, test, inspection and servicing of equipment, maintenance, description of operation of various pump types, pump driving test, water supply (types of hydrants and values). The course will enhance student knowledge and skills required by National Fire Code 1002 Driver/Operator.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FIRE 115, the student will be able to:

  • Distinguish characteristics of fire pumpers.
  • Perform and document inspection of apparatus.
  • Describe emergency vehicle operation and regulations.
  • Describe positioning of fire apparatus.
  • Analyze problems associated with water supply systems.
  • Identify nozzles and their flow rates.
  • Calculate pressure loss.
  • Perform fireground hydraulic calculations.
  • Identify and describe fire pump operations, controls and instruments,
  • Describe fire pump operation.
  • Recognize, access, and pump from a static water supply source.
  • Outline relay pumping operations.
  • Outline water shuttle operations.
  • Describe foam equipment and operations.
  • Describe and document apparatus testing.

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