Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FIRE 208 - Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting

  • 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 and FIRE 102

Introduction to definitions, concepts, methods, and requirements of an airport fi refighter's duties and responsibilities. The course has two major areas of concentration: the Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR 139) and the National Fire Code (NFC 1003).

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FIRE 208, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the State of Hawaii Airport Firefighters Certification Program
  • Describe the National Fire Code Objectives and Federal Aviation Regulation
  • Describe the Module Content Introduction to structure and essential topics, theories, facts, concepts, requirements, equipment, and procedures
  • Explain the three levels of difficulty for the knowledge and skill objectives
  • Describe Performance Objectives
  • Discuss the knowledge and skill levels required to perform aircraft crash and rescue duties
  • Explain the purpose of Aircraft Crash and Rescue
  • Know life safety and property protection
  • Describe the Reinforce skills necessary to effectively operate local rescue firefighting equipment
  • Discuss Airports
  • Discuss runways and taxiways designation systems 12. Identify the lighting and marking systems
  • Describe airport ground vehicle control
  • Discuss water and fuel supplies
  • Explain the Personal Protective Equipment
  • Identify uniforms, hearing and eye protection, protective clothing, and self contained breathing apparatus
  • Explain the care of the protective equipment
  • Discuss Aircraft Types, Engines, and Systems
  • Identify the Types of aircrafts
  • Identify the Engine Types and Applications
  • Describe the Aircraft Structural Material 22. Describe the Aircraft Systems
  • Explain standardized coding, fuel systems, fuel tanks and distribution
  • Identify different aircraft fuels
  • Discuss Fire Protection Systems and inflatable slide and emergency cut in areas
  • Explain Fire and Rescue Communications.
  • Discuss airport communications system, audible alarms, telephone systems
  • Describe radio systems and their procedure
  • Explain the proper usage of radio and telephone systems
  • Explain the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Procedures
  • Describe the types of aircraft incidents and accidents
  • Explain the procedures for a overheated landing gear, tire' and wheel failures, and low- impact crashes
  • Explain pre- incident planning
  • Identify possible accident sites
  • Explain emergency response notification
  • Describe the mutual aid assistance and communication
  • Discuss post incident operation
  • Identify investigative authorities
  • Know evidence and property protection
  • Explain Fire Prevention
  • Know how to monitor ground activity
  • Describe Fire Extinguishers for maintenance operations
  • Explain large fuel spills and fire extinguishers required for fueling
  • Demonstrate mutual aid support personnel
  • Illustrate record keeping and aircraft familiarization

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