Program Outcomes (Fire Service)
At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:
- Meet the minimum academic training requirements of the Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (Fire Fighter I).
- Identify laws, regulations, codes, and standards that influence fire department operations.
- 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.
- Analyze the causes of fire to determine extinguishing agents and methods.
- Differentiate between the stages of the fire and fire development and compare methods of heat transfer.
- Calculate flow requirements for fire apparatus.
- Diagram a pump and plumbing schematic for fire apparatus.
- Apply mathematic formulae to hydraulics problems
- Maintain fire apparatus and equipment.
- Identify the common types of building construction and conditions associated with structural collapse and firefighter safety.
- Use the Incident Command System to manage a wide variety of planned and unplanned incidents.
- 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