SRJC Course Outlines

4/19/2024 5:10:34 AMFIRE 241 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 241Title:  DRIVER OPERATOR 1A  
Full Title:  Driver Operator 1A
Last Reviewed:10/23/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.2517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled21.88
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled1.002 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.25 Contact Total39.38
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  43.75Total Student Learning Hours: 83.13 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course provides students with the information on fire apparatus preventive maintenance and driving/operating. Students will learn about and practice routine tests, inspections and servicing functions, operation, backing, maneuvering, and turning apparatus under a variety of conditions and operation of all fixed systems on a fire apparatus. The course is based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. The course fulfills the requirements for a Class C Firefighter Endorsement. Upon successful completion, students will be awarded a completion certificate from the State Board.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Enrollment in this course is limited to students who currently possess a valid Class C California driver license as required by the California Vehicle Code.

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course provide students with the information on fire apparatus preventive maintenance and driving/operating. Students will learn about and practice routine tests, inspections and servicing functions, operation, backing, maneuvering and turning apparatus under a variety of conditions and operation of all fixed systems on a fire apparatus. The course is based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. The course fulfills the requirements for a Class C Firefighter Endorsement. Upon successful completion, students will be awarded a completion certificate from the State Board.
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Enrollment in this course is limited to students who currently possess a valid Class C California driver license as required by the California Vehicle Code.
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Describe the laws, regulations, and policies governing the inspections, maintenance, repairs, and operation of fire apparatus.
2. Demonstrate the ability to safely operate a fire apparatus under a variety of conditions in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Identify the facility, classroom, and course requirements
2. Describe the State Fire Training Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Pump Apparatus Certification process
3. Demonstrate the ability to perform routine inspections, tests, and service functions on a fire apparatus
4. Demonstrate the ability to properly document inspections, service activities, deficiencies, and apparatus repairs
5. Demonstrate the ability to safely operate a fire apparatus following a predetermined route on a public way in compliance with all applicable state and local laws and agency policies and procedures
6. Demonstrate the ability to operate a fire apparatus during emergency and non-emergency responses using defensive driving techniques
7. Demonstrate the ability to back a fire apparatus from a roadway and park into a location with restrictions on all sides
8. Demonstrate the ability to maneuver a fire apparatus around roadway obstructions in both forward and reverse
9. Demonstrate the ability to turn a fire apparatus 180 degrees within a confined space
10. Demonstrate the ability to maneuver a fire apparatus in areas with restricted vertical and horizontal clearances
11. Demonstrate the ability to operate fixed apparatus systems and equipment in accordance with the applicable instructions and policies

Topics and Scope
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I. Identify Course Requirements
    A. Facility requirements
    B. Classroom requirements
    C. Course requirements and syllabus
II. Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Pump Apparatus Certification Process
    A. Courses required for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator-Pumping Apparatus Certification
         1. Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A: Driver Operator
         2. Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1B: Pumping Apparatus Operations
    B. Other Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator-Pumping Apparatus Certification Requirements
         1. State Fire Marshall Firefighter I
         2. One year full-time paid or two years volunteer experience in a California fire department as a pumping apparatus driver/operator
         3. Be appointed to the position of Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator
    C. The Certification Task Book process
    D. The Certification Testing process
III. Performing Routine Tests, Inspections, and Servicing Functions
    A. Manufacturer's specifications and requirements
    B. Agency's driving policies and procedures
    C. Fire apparatus systems and components
         1. Braking systems
         2. Coolant systems
         3. Electrical systems
         4. Exhaust systems
         5. Fuel systems
         6. Steering and suspension systems
         7. Batteries
         8. Belts
         9. Body, frame, and the cab
         10. Fluids
         11. Lighting
          12. Oil and lubrication
         13. Tires
         14. Tools, appliances, and equipment
    D. Use of tools and equipment
    E. Inspecting fire apparatus
    F. Recognizing equipment problems and out-of-service criteria
    G. Correcting deficiencies according to policies and procedures and/or manufacturer's specifications
IV. Documenting Routine Tests, Inspections, and Servicing Functions
    A. Agency requirements for documentation of maintenance performed
    B. Importance of keeping accurate records
    C. Consequences of falsifying information
V. Operating Fire Apparatus on Public Ways
    A. Operation of and importance of wearing passenger restraint devices
    B. Common causes of fire apparatus accidents
    C. Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator responsibilities
    D. Proper positioning of fire apparatus at highway emergencies
    E. Effects of water surge, braking reaction time, and load factors
    F. Effects of high center of gravity, roll-over potential, steering reactions, speed, and centrifugal force
    G. Applicable driver's laws and requirements
         1. Driver's license requirements
         2. Medical requirements
    H. Department driving policies and procedures
    I. Principles of skid avoidance, night driving, gear shifting, and gear patterns
    J. Negotiating intersections, railroad crossings, and bridges
    K. Weight and height limitations of bridges
    L. Automatic braking systems in wet and dry conditions
    M. Identification and use of apparatus gauges and their operation
    N. Operational limits of fire apparatus
    O. Maintaining safe following distances
    P. Maintaining control of apparatus when accelerating decelerating and turning given road, weather, and traffic conditions
    Q. Operation under adverse environmental or driving surface conditions
VI. Use of Defensive Driving Techniques
    A. Agency policies and procedures related to emergency response
    B. Laws and regulations related to emergency response
         1. California Vehicle Code
         2. Local agency requirements
    C. Defensive driving techniques for emergency and non-emergency response
VII. Backing Apparatus
    A. Fire apparatus dimensions
    B. Principles of safe backing
     C. Use of mirrors to judge clearances
VIII. Maneuvering Around Roadway Obstructions While Moving Forward and Reverse
     A. Fire apparatus dimensions
    B. Principles of safe fire apparatus operation
    C. Use of mirrors to judge fire apparatus clearance
IX. Turning Apparatus 180 Degrees within a Confined Space
    A. Principles of safe turning
    B. Use of mirrors to judge clearances
X. Maneuvering Fire Apparatus in Areas with Restricted Horizontal and Vertical Clearances
    A. Fire apparatus dimensions
    B. Principles of safe maneuvering
    C. Use of mirrors to judge clearances
XI. Operating Apparatus Fixed Systems and Equipment
    A. Fixed systems and equipment on fire apparatus
         1. Electrical power generators
         2. Scene lighting
         3. Electrical power distribution equipment
         4. Rescue tools
    B. Manufacturer's specifications and requirements
    C. Jurisdiction policies and procedures
    D. Deploying, activating, and monitoring apparatus equipment
    E. Correcting deficiencies according to jurisdictional policies and manufacturers requirements
 
All topics are covered in both the lecture and lab parts of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Quiz(zes) (1-3) and summative exam
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Perform pre-trip apparatus inspections
2. Completion of fire apparatus inspection form
3. Demonstrate defensive driving techniques
4. Conduct an alley dock exercise
5. Conduct a station parking exercise
6. Conduct a serpentine exercise
7. Conduct a confined space turn-around exercise
8. Conduct a diminished clearance exercise

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
5 - 10%
Completion of fire apparatus inspection form
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Perform pre-trip apparatus inspections
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Defensive driving techniques; conduct exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Quiz(zes) and summative exam
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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Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook. 3rd ed. International Fire Service Training Association. Fire Protection Publications. 2015 (classic).
California Commercial Driver Handbook. DMV. (current year).
California State Fire Training Student Supplement. (current year).
Instructor prepared materials

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