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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Nassau County Fire Service Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

New York State Apparatus Operator - Aerial Device

Location: 
Nassau County Fire Service Academy, Old Bethpage, NY.
Length: 
27 hours (9 weeks).
Dates: 
July 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the types, conditions, and causes of fire apparatus accidents; comply with state and federal laws pertaining to driving apparatus; practice safe and efficient response of fire apparatus; identify and inspect various components of the aerial apparatus; recognize limitations to stabilization and practice stabilization methods; perform risk analysis for ongoing aerial operations; apply apparatus for rescue operations, exposure protection, ventilation, elevated fire attack, standpipe operations, agricultural structures; practice clear, concise communications; and apply emergency procedures to specific apparatus.

Instruction: 
This course is designed to increase awareness of the complexity of the aerial apparatus stressing the importance of the operation and structural design limits.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Hydraulics, Fire Science,  or Strategies and Tactics (8/10) (8/15 revalidation).

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