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FSC 117 Fire Apparatus and Equipment
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
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Description: Principles of care, maintenance and operation of fire apparatus and pumps. Course includes pump construction and accessories, pumping techniques, power development and transmission. Driving, troubleshooting and producing effective fire streams are emphasized.

Prerequisites: FSC 140 or Director approval

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the evolution of fire apparatus and cite the pumper classifications currently in use in the fire service.
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe the types of pumps used on fire apparatus and explain the basic theory of pumping.
3. (Application Level) Pump a fire apparatus following the proper procedures.
4. (Comphrension Level) Cite the pump accessories provided on fire apparatus and discuss the function of each.
5. (Evaluation Level) Explain the relationship between static pressure, residual pressure and cavitation.
6. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the types of serial apparatus including the functions and method of operating each.
7. (Comprehension Level) Describe safe driving procedures for driving fire apparatus and identify common causes of accidents.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Meet current IFSTA Pumping Apparatus/Driver Operator Standard.
2. Meet current AZ State Fire Marshal Office Driver Operator Standards.
3. Meet current NFPA 1002 Standard.
4. Meet current NFPA 1901 Standard.
5. Meet current NFPA 1500 Chapter 6 Standard.