2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Sep 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Fire Science Driver/Operator Certificate


The Fire Science Driver/Operator certificate is designed to prepare the student to become a driver/operator of fire service pumping apparatus and hydraulics as it relates to the fire service.

Credit Hours Required: 18

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the Fire Science Driver/Operator Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe principles and characteristics of hydraulics and operate fire hydraulic pumps currently in use in the fire service.  (FSC 137)
  2. Operate and test fire protection and detection systems.  (FSC 235)
  3. Prescribe safety procedures for personnel operating in the fire ground. (FSC 236)
  4. Direct firefighting operations to achieve life safety, property conservation, and environmental protection. (FSC 238)
  5. Lead functions and processes as the emergency scene commander. (FSC 239)
  6. Determine factors and principles related to fire resistance, building codes and fire suppression issues. (FSC 241)