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New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Engine Company Chauffeur (VEH 200)

Location: 
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York.
Length: 

Version 1: 80 hours (2 weeks). Version 2, 3 and 4: 72 hours (2 weeks).

Dates: 

Version 1: January 1990 - May 1999. Version 2: June 1999 - August 2007. Version 3: September 2007- September 2012. Version 4: October 2012 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2, 3, and 4: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: operate and maneuver the Engine apparatus through the city streets safely and in a manner that addresses collision avoidance; identify the proper speeds to adhere to and driving techniques employed in the Vision Zero safe driving program; know the State and Motor Vehicle Laws that must be followed to drive with care and efficiently during emergency and non-emergency responses; examine routes to be taken and formulate the best plan to reach objectives;  learn about the hydraulic properties of water and the operation of the engine pumps and calculate proper water pressure to deliver through the hose lines to successfully extinguish fires.; troubleshoot the many water problems that arise at fires when supplying hose lines; and properly position engines at hydrants and connect to those hydrants in such a way as to maximize their water potential.

Instruction: 

Version 1, 2, 3 and 4: Major topics include: hydraulics; pump theory; drafting water; in-line pumping; safety; maintenance; communications; driving laboratory (including obstacle course, serpentine course, parking and backing up, over the road training); pump operation laboratory.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operation Course) and in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Fire Service Hydraulics (1/95) (1/00 revalidation) (11/07 revalidation). Version 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fire Service Hydraulics (5/12 revalidation) (7/17 revalidation).

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