Professional Fire Apparatus Operator Engineer (PF31) Technical Certificate of Credit
(Stand alone certificate)
The course is designed to prepare students to successfully complete certification as a Driver/Operator. It uses a blend of in-class instruction and skills practice to meet or exceeds the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®) professional qualifications standard 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, 2014 and 2017 Editions. Those that successfully complete both the cognitive and skills portions of the course will have completed all the requirements necessary to challenge the NPQ Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator written test & skills test sponsored by the Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council.
Entrance date:Each semester
Program admission requirements:
Minimum Test Scores
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High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.
Credits required for graduation: 16
|Occupational Courses 16 credits|
|ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I
Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
|FRSC 2110Fire Service Hydraulics
This course begins with the history and theories of the use of water for fire extinguishment then moves to practical application of the principles of hydraulics in water systems and on the fire ground. Topics include: water at rest and in motion, velocity and discharge, water distribution systems, fire service pumps, friction loss, engine and nozzle pressures, fire streams, standpipe systems, automatic sprinkler systems, firefighting foams, and the clip board friction loss system.
|FRSC 2120Fire Protection Systems
A review of fire detection and protection systems including: automatic sprinkler systems, portable fire extinguishers, restaurant/kitchen systems, special hazard systems, detection systems, and control systems. The applicable laws, codes and standards will be introduced along with regulatory and support agencies. Specific topics include: introduction to fire protection systems, water supply systems for fire protection systems, water-based suppression systems, nonwater-based suppression systems, fire alarm systems, smoke management systems, and portable fire extinguishers.
|FRSC 2130Fire Service Building Construction
Presents building construction features from the perspective of the fire service with emphasis placed on the use of building construction information to prevent and reduce fire fighter and civilian deaths and injuries. Topics include: principles of building construction, building construction classification, building construction hazards and tactical considerations, structural loads and stresses, structural building components and functions, fire resistance and flame spread, building codes, structural failure and firefighter safety, and firefighter safety in structural and wildland firefighting.
|FRSC 2140Pumper Operator
The course is designed to prepare students to successfully complete certification as a Driver/Operator. It uses a blend of in-class instruction and skills practice to meet or exceeds the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) professional qualifications standard 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, 2014 and 2017 Editions. By completing all of the lessons the student should be prepared for the Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator certification process.
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