• Program: Fire Protection
  • Course: Apparatus Operator
  • Course #: FRPT1165
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed to provide knowledge of pumping apparatus design. The student will learn about the mechanical workings of fire pumps and the accessories required to use the pumps. It will introduce the student to apparatus maintenance and necessary record keeping. The student will also develop attitudes and skills necessary for safe driving and operation of a pumper. This course will introduce the student to the hydraulics used on the fire ground. This course follows the NFPA 1002 Standard for apparatus operators.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Examine the principles of pump operating systems
Predict conditions that may result in pump damage
Demonstrate various driving skills
Calculate types of fluid pressures
Determine types of hydrants
Calculate available water flow
Produce fire streams
Calculate friction loss
Identify the principles of drafting water

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  FRPT1100
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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