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FSC 158 Emergency Vehicle Operations
Credit Hours:  .5
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: .5 Lecture, .5 Lab
Times for Credit: 4
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Gain a broad range of competencies associated with driving emergency vehicles, including a basic understanding of emergency vehicle operations as well as the skills necessary for practical application. The course is designed to present the necessary classroom experiences and competency course training.

Prerequisites: FSC 140

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe the importance of an emergency vehicle driver training program to include critical elements of a successful program.

2. (Comprehension Level) Explain the common-sense approach of safe driving under all conditions within the context of laws governing emergency vehicle operations.

3. (Comprehension Level) Describe the importance of maintaining emergency vehicle driving proficiency through an ongoing recertification program.

4. (Comprehension Level) Describe the subject areas necessary for SOPs/SOGs that impact the certification, operation, and recertification of emergency vehicle drivers.

5. (Analysis Level) Examine the legal climate and primary legal principles that affect emergency vehicle drivers and the associated emergency service organizations.

6. (Comprehension Level) Understand and explain the physical forces that affect vehicle handling.

7. (Comprehension Level) Describe the rationale for mental and physical motivation in implementing defensive driving techniques in order to avoid or reduce the consequences of vehicle collisions.

8. (Analysis Level) Examine the role of the emergency vehicle driver in performing certain vehicle inspection and maintenance functions and explain the importance of keeping accurate and complete records.

9. (Analysis Level) Discuss the purpose of successfully completing a competency course as a component of a program for training emergency vehicle drivers and examine the specific skills associated with operating an emergency vehicle.

Internal/External Standards Accreditation
External Standards Resources:

VFIS - Volunteer Fireman's Insurance Services
NFPA 1002 Fire Department Vehicle Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1451 Fire Service Vehicle Operations Training Program
NFPA 1911 Inspection, Testing, Maintenance and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus
NPFA 1915 Standard for Fire Apparatus Preventive Maintenance Program