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Program Learning Outcomes
Fire Apparatus Operator (PSAV)

Program Learning Outcome #1
Perform basic hydraulic calculations that will give the proper flow rate, tip pressure and pumping capacity.

Program Learning Outcome #2
Demonstrate knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901 and applicable state laws and rules by listing and discussing key provisions of each as they relate to fire apparatus.

Program Learning Outcome #3
Demonstrate knowledge of friction loss by defining friction loss and calculating it over different lengths and diameters of fire hose.

Program Learning Outcome #4
Demonstrate the ability to effectively drive fire apparatus by driving the serpentine course, the alley dock exercise, opposite alley dock exercise, and the diminishing clearance exercise without error.

Program Learning Outcome #5
Demonstrate the ability to draft tandem and relay pumping by performing drafting, tandem, and relay pumping operations.

Program Learning Outcome #6
Demonstrate knowledge of gauges and valves by identifying and reading all gauges on a typical fire apparatus as well as identifying and operating all valves on a typical fire apparatus.

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