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Fire Science Apparatus Operator, O.C.


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Banner Code: FPOA

Occupational Certificate

(80 clock hours) (2.67 occupational credits)


The fire service apparatus operator training program consists of a minimum of 80-hours of training. It is the certification level of training and competency for all individuals performing firefighting duties involving the operations and functions of fire service vehicles. The training courses are delivered by state certified and approved instructors. The fire apparatus operator program content includes, but is not limited to an understanding of hydraulics and fluid dynamics, principles of fire department water supply, nomenclature and operations of fire apparatus, appliances, municipals and rural water systems, maintenance, and safety in operational procedures.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to summarize fire department policies, procedures, and organizational principles as they apply to the expectations of entry level fire department personnel.
  2. Students will be able to apply firefighter safety and health practices through the selection and application of equipment for given firefighting tasks.
  3. Students will be able to summarize physical and chemical changes that occur with fire, and understand the effects of fire on common building materials.
  4. Students will be able to identify and demonstrate knowledge of different sources of fire suppression, to include portable fire extinguisher systems, static water sources, and pump operated systems.
  5. Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of strategies related to building searches, ventilation, ladder deployment, and fire attack tactics.
  6. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate through written reports, radio transmissions, and face to face interactions.

Required Course: 80 clock hours, 2.67 occupational credits


Fire Science Apparatus Operator Total: 80 clock hours, 2.67 occupational credits


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