SRJC Course Outlines

11/27/2022 9:53:40 AMFIRE 258 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 258Title:  DRIVER OPERATOR 1B  
Full Title:  Driver Operator 1B
Last Reviewed:11/28/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled.255 min.Lab Scheduled4.38
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.25 Contact Total39.38
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 109.38 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  21 - Legally Mandated Repetition
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FIRE299.63

Catalog Description:
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This is a State certified Fire Service Training and Education Program (FSTEP) course that provides specific training on fire hydraulics, fire apparatus pump construction, operations, inspection, maintenance and troubleshooting.  Upon satisfactory completion, the student will receive a certificate from the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of FIRE 71 or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:
Valid California Driver's License and an endorsement to operate a fire apparatus issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles and signed by the fire chief of a recognized fire agency.

Schedule of Classes Information
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This is a state certified (FSTEP) course that provides specific training on fire hydraulics, fire apparatus pump construction, operations, inspection, maintenance and troubleshooting.  Upon satisfactory completion, the student will receive a certificate from the State Fire Marshal's Office.
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of FIRE 71 or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:Valid California Driver's License and an endorsement to operate a fire apparatus issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles and signed by the fire chief of a recognized fire agency.
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:21 - Legally Mandated Repetition

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Student will identify the different types of pump construction and the theory of pump operations.
2.  Student will perform basic hydraulics methods.
3.  Demonstrate techniques for basic inspections, documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting fire apparatus pumps.
4.  Provide students with the opportunity to practice their pumping skills during simulated pumping activities.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Regulations, Standards and Responsibilities
II. Fire Apparatus Pumps
   1.  Types of fire pumps
   2.  Pump mounting and drive arrangements
   3.  Pump piping and valves
   4.  Pressure control devices
   5.  Priming devices
   6.  Pump panel instrumentation
   7.  Auxiliary cooling devices
III.Hydraulics
   1.  Hydraulic terminology and symbols
   2.  Water characteristics and pressure principles
   3.  Nozzle theory
   4.  Calculating flows
   5.  Friction loss principles and calculations
   6.  Pump discharge pressures
   7.  Fire ground hydraulic calculations
IV. Fire Apparatus Pump Inspection, Testing and Maintenance
    1.  Pump inspection
         a.  Drive system
         b.  Priming system
         c.  Pressure control system
    2.  Pump service testing
    3.  Pump and control system maintenance
V.  Pump Operations
    1.  Operating the pump from tank
    2.  Transitioning to an external water supply
    3.  Operating from a hydrant
    4.  Drafting operations
    5.  Relay pump operations
    6.  Troubleshooting pump operations
    7.  Tandem pumping operations
    8.  Dual pumping operations
    9.  Foam operations
  10.  Sprinkler and standpipe operations
VI. Pumping Exercises
    1.  Draft pumping
    2.  Forward lay
    3.  Reverse lay

Assignments:
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1. Experience and operate a variety of fire pumps
2. Perform the proper technique and operation of fire pumps
3. Draft water for firefighting operations and operate pumps, nozzles
and appliances in a safe and effective manner at different elevations
and with different fire apparatus
4. State exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Fire pump operation
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Fire pump operation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 60%
State exam; multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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CFSTES Manual Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1B, California Fire Service Training and Education System, Sacramento, CA, 2008

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