Aug 01, 2021
FSC 180 - Driver Training for Fire Service 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Techniques for driving and handling fire vehicles. Includes safe operating procedures, defensive driving, apparatus inspection, training in emergency maneuvers, and the key components of the driving system.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 149 , FSC 150 and FSC 151.
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Describe the major considerations in preparing to drive a fire vehicle.
- Differentiate and describe the major critical driving situations.
- Identify the techniques required to handle critical driving situations.
- Demonstrate safe operating procedures, including driver preparation and types of vehicular maneuvers.
- Discuss vehicle dynamics including kinetic energy, centrifugal forces, inertia, coefficient of friction, and tires.
- Demonstrate the use emergency maneuvers.
- List the key components of the driving system.
- Explain the facilities and equipment required to create and maintain a driving course.
- Driver Preparation
- Seat adjustment
- Hand position
- Instrument panel
- Vehicle Dynamics Theory
- Kinetic Energy
- Centrifugal Forces
- Coefficient of Friction
- Vehicle Dynamics - Application
- Evasive procedures
- Controlled braking
- Skid control
- Off-road recovery
- Facilities and Equipment
- Safety aspects
- Vehicle preparation
- Special equipment
Full Academic Year 2008/09
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