Program Outcomes (Fire Service)

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South Campus

Chief Pat Piper
Fire Service Manager

Chief Darrell Taylor

Chief Chuck Kahler
Instructor, Swing Shift

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Marilee Chunn
Administrative Assistant
253.680.7460 or 253.680.7585

Location South Campus

Hours Mon - Fri, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. or 2:30-10 p.m.

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At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Meet the minimum academic training requirements of the Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (Fire Fighter I).
  2. Identify laws, regulations, codes, and standards that influence fire department operations.
  3. Identify regulatory and advisory organizations that create laws and codes in the areas of fire prevention, building codes and ordinances, and firefighter health and safety.
  4. Analyze the causes of fire to determine extinguishing agents and methods.
  5. Differentiate between the stages of the fire and fire development and compare methods of heat transfer.
  6. Calculate flow requirements for fire apparatus.
  7. Diagram a pump and plumbing schematic for fire apparatus.
  8. Apply mathematic formulae to hydraulics problems
  9. Maintain fire apparatus and equipment.
  10. Identify the common types of building construction and conditions associated with structural collapse and firefighter safety.
  11. Use the Incident Command System to manage a wide variety of planned and unplanned incidents.
  12. Apply the principles of interpersonal communication, cooperative teamwork, supervision and management for leadership in the fire service.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking