2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Fire Engineer Certificate

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Pathway Information

Fire Science Information


The Fire Science Fire Engineer certificate is designed to prepare students to become proficient as a driver/operator including pumping hydraulics to pump apparatus as it relates to the fire service.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. apply the application of mathematics and physics to the movement of water in fire suppression activities;
  2. identify the design principles of fire service pumping apparatus;
  3. analyze community fire flow demand criteria;
  4. demonstrate, through problem solving, a thorough understanding of the principles of forces that affect water, both at rest and in motion;
  5. list and describe the various types of water distribution systems;
  6. discuss the various types of fire pumps;
  7. describe the elements that comprise a type i, ii, iii, iv, v and vi engine apparatus and its scene positioning based on engine type and function(s);
  8. describe the different parts of an aerial, its scene positioning based on type and function and how to set it up for operation;
  9. identify the elements that comprise a ladder, bucket, snorkel, quint and quad aerial apparatus;
  10. explain the different sources of water and its movement through fire pumps/nozzles to application on a fire;
  11. summarize daily, monthly and annual industry recommended fire apparatus safety inspections, maintenance and testing;
  12. describe daily, monthly and annual inspections and maintenance required by state and local laws;
  13. explain licensing requirements needed to operate fire apparatus within the state of authority having jurisdiction.

Total Certificate Credit Hours: 6

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