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Areas of Study | | FIRE151 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: FIRE151
COURSE TITLE:Fire Apparatus Engineer
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:4
CONTACT HOURS:180
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will train the student to be a fire apparatus engineer: preventative maintenance, pumps and controls, water supply and water systems, specialized equipment, general operations and the responsibilities of a fire apparatus engineer. Practical evaluations included.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:
This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
At completion of this course, the student will comprehend the NFPA codes and the operations required to use the tools of an apparatus engineer.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
General Knowledge
Preventative maintenance
Pumps and controls
Water supply
Calculations
Operations
Sprinklers and Standpipe Systems
Foam and Specialized Equipment
Pump Apparatus Tests
Troubleshooting Pump Problems
Specific objectives that the responsibility of the local authority having jurisdiction.

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:


EVALUATION:
Scheduled quizzes over assigned materials will be given as well as a comprehensive final exam.  The final exam will count as one-third of final grade.  Students will be graded on class participatin as well.

Fianl Exam 30%
Midterm Exam 25%
Quizzes 20%
Student Project 20%
Participation 5%

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 113. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2009

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