Aug 14, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog
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FSC 163 - Fire Apparatus and Equipment

3 Credits, 3.5 Contact Hours
2.75 lecture periods .75 lab periods

Overview, concepts, and techniques to use fire equipment. Includes automotive apparatus (pumpers, aerial ladders, lift platforms, hose wagons, transports and utility vehicles), water towers, heavy auxiliary mechanical equipment and appliances, generators, compressors, rescue and forcible entry tools and cutting torches.

Prerequisite(s): FSC 149  and FSC 150 .
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the history and evolution of types of fire apparatus, uses of fire apparatus, and equipment.
  2. Demonstrate safe and competent methods of operating Fire Apparatus and Equipment. 
  3. Demonstrate and Conduct a fire apparatus annual pump test per NFPA Standards.
  4. Describe the appropriate maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment.
  5. Describe the process in which to properly specify all fire apparatus and equipment.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Describe the evolution of fire apparatus and equipment through history.
  2. Identify and describe the types and uses of fire apparatus and equipment.
  3. Describe the construction of fire apparatus and equipment.
  4. Demonstrate the safe and competent use of different types of fire apparatus and equipment.
  5. Conduct a pump test on a fire apparatus to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
  6. Describe the appropriate maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment.
  7. Construct design specifications for a piece of fire service equipment as an aid to its selection and purchase

  1. History and Development of Fire Equipment
    1. Fire apparatus
  2. Apparatus
    1. Construction
    2. Operation
    3. Maintenance and troubleshooting
      1. Apparatus
      2. Equipment
  3. Pumps
    1. Pump accessories
    2. Pumping procedures
    3. Testing
    4. Maintenance and troubleshooting
  4. Procedures
    1. Engine
    2. Aerial ladder
    3. Aerial platform
    4. Other specialized equipment
    5. Specifications and purchasing

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018/19

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