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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 - Pump

24 hours (8 weeks).
Nassau County Fire Service Academy, Old Bethpage, NY.
July 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recognize the importance of safe and efficient response of fire apparatus; apply state and federal laws and national standards as they pertain to driving apparatus; identify the types, conditions and causes of fire apparatus accidents; describe, identify, and operate the various types and classes of apparatus equipped with a fire pump; prepare and document vehicle inspections; calculate for friction loss, fire flow, and hydraulics; discuss the six principles of pressure and the properties of water; define NFA fire flow formula; identify three methods of establishing water supply for initial attack and explain procedures for sprinklers, standpipes, foam and relay operations; and operate a fire pump in booster tank, drafting and hydrant operations.

Topics include: EVOC review, fire apparatus classification and typing, pump components, operational inspection, hydraulic calculations, pressure and fire pumps, math skills, and the operation of a fire pump.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Hydraulics, Fire Science, Strategies and Tactics (8/10) (8/15 revalidation) (8/20 revalidation).