SRJC Course Outlines

11/29/2020 3:00:28 AMFIRE 258 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 258Title:  PUMPING APPARATUS OPS  
Full Title:  Fire Apparatus 1B, Pumping Apparatus Operations
Last Reviewed:11/28/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.755 max.Lecture Scheduled8.75
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled6.252 min.Lab Scheduled31.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total40.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  17.50Total Student Learning Hours: 57.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FIRE299.63

Catalog Description:
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This course provides information on pumping apparatus, preventive maintenance and operations. Topics include routine tests, inspections and servicing functions; producing hand, master and foam fire streams, relay pump operations and supplying water to sprinkler and standpipe systems. This course is based on National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA) 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. Upon successful completion, students will be awarded a completion certificate from the State Board of Fire Services.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of FIRE 71 or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:
Must have a valid Class C California State Driver's license and completion of Office of the State Fire Marshal Firefighter I and Driver Operator IA training as determined by the Dean of Public Safety Instruction.

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course provides information on pumping apparatus, preventive maintenance and operations. Topics include routine tests, inspections and servicing functions; producing hand, master and foam fire streams, relay pump operations and supplying water to sprinkler and standpipe systems. This course is based on National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA) 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. Upon successful completion, students will be awarded a completion certificate from the State Board of Fire Services.
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of FIRE 71 or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:Must have a valid Class C California State Driver's license and completion of Office of the State Fire Marshal Firefighter I and Driver Operator IA training as determined by the Dean of Public Safety Instruction.
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Describe the different types of fire pumps, their components, the concepts of pump
   operations, maintenance procedures and hydraulic calculations used for friction loss.
2.  Demonstrate the ability to operate a pump on a fire apparatus to produce a variety of hose
   and foam streams as well as support other fire apparatus and built in fire protection
   systems.

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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
   pumping apparatus
4. Demonstrate the ability to produce an effective hand and master stream through the proper
   use of a pumping apparatus
5. Demonstrate the ability to pump a supply line to provide the correct pressure and flow to
   another apparatus in a relay operation
6. Demonstrate the ability to produce foam fire streams at properly proportioned ratios
7. Demonstrate the ability to supply water to standpipe and sprinkler systems at the correct
   flow and pressure

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. SFM 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 unique to pumping
     apparatus
    A. Manufacturer's specifications and requirements
    B. Agency's policies and procedures including documentation requirements
    C. Pumping system components
         1. Pump types
             a. positive displacement
             b. centrifugal
             c. single/multi-stage
         2. Transfer of power
         3. Priming systems
         4. Pumping systems
         5. Foam systems
         6. Pressure control devices
         7. Gauges
         8. Valves and plumbing
         9. Water tank and other extinguishing agent levels
              a. steel tanks
              b. aluminum tanks
              c. poly tanks
    D. Use tools and equipment
    E. Inspecting fire pumps and their components
    F. Recognizing system problems
    G. Correcting deficiencies according to policies and procedures and/or manufacturer's
         Specifications
IV. Effective Hand and Master Streams
    A. Hydraulic calculations for friction loss and flows using formulas and estimations
    B. Pump discharge pressure calculations
    C. Proper positioning of apparatus for different applications
         1. Hydrants
         2. Standpipes
         3. Drafting
    D. Safe pump operation
         1. Introduction of water
         2. Cavitation
         3. Water hammer
         4. Overheating
         5. Discharge gates
         6. Pressure control devices
    E. Problems related to small diameter and dead-end mains
    F. Low pressure and private water supply systems
    G. Hydrant coding systems
    H. Principles of drafting
    I. Reliability of static water sources
    J. Apparatus positioning for hydrants and static water sources
    K. Transferring power from the engine to pump
    L. Drafting
     M. Operating pump pressure control systems
    N. Operating multi-stage pump transfer valves
    O. Operating auxiliary cooling systems
    P. Transferring from and internal to an external water supply
    Q. Assembling hose lines, nozzles, valves and appliances
    R. Use of hydraulic calculations to produce effective streams
V. Relay Pumping Operations
    A. Need for relay pump operations
    B. Hydraulic calculations for friction loss and flows using formulas and estimations
    C. Pump discharge pressure calculations
    D. Apparatus positioning for hydrants and static water sources
    E. Transferring power from the engine to pump
    F. Draft
    G. Operating pump pressure control systems
    H. Operating multi-stage pump transfer valves
    I. Operating auxiliary cooling systems
    J. Transferring from and internal to an external water supply
    K. Assembling hose lines, nozzles, valves and appliances
    L.  Use of hydraulic calculations in relay operations
VI. Producing Foam Fire Streams
    A. Proportioning rates and concentrations
    B. Foam making equipment and assembly procedures
    C. Foam system limitations
    D. Manufacturer's specifications and requirements
    E. Operating foam proportioning equipment
    F. Connecting foam stream equipment
VII. Supplying Water to Fire Sprinkler Systems and Standpipes
    A. Hydraulic calculations for friction loss and flows using formulas and estimations
    B. Pump discharge pressure calculations
     C. Hose layouts
    D. Locations of fire department connections
    E. Alternate supply procedures for fire department connections
    F. Sprinkler system operating principles per NFPA 13
    G. Fire department operations in sprinklered building per NFPA 13
    H. Standpipe system operating principles per NFPA 14
    I. Positioning apparatus to operate at a fire hydrant
    J. Transferring power from the engine to pump
    K. Operating pumper pressure control systems
    L. Operating multi-stage pump transfer valves
    M. Operating auxiliary cooling systems
    N. Transferring from and internal to an external water supply
    O. Assembling hose lines, nozzles, valves and appliances
    P. Applying hydraulic calculations to sprinkler and standpipe systems
All topics are covered in both the lecture and lab parts of the course.

Assignments:
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1. One to three quizzes and summative exam
 
Lab Assignments:
1. Performing inspections of an apparatus fire pump
2. Prepare pump diagram schematic drawings
3. Prepare hydraulic calculations for the friction loss associated with pumping operations
4. Demonstrate the ability to produce an effective fire stream
5. Demonstrate the ability to produce an effective foam fire stream
6. Demonstrate the ability to conduct a relay pump operation
7. Demonstrate the ability to properly support standpipe and fire sprinkler systems

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 diagrams of a variety of fire pumps and their components
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Operation of a fire pump to create an effective fire and foam stream and support a relay pump operation, standpipe and fire sprinkler system
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Fire pump operation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
quizzes and multiple choice, 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. 2015
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator. 2nd ed. Jones and Bartlett. 2016
California State Fire Training Student Supplement. 2015
 
Instructor prepared materials

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