MAS-202: Advanced Fire Prevention & Control

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title:  MAS 202 Advanced Fire Prevention & Control

Campus:   FSM FMI

Initiator:   Semesa Senikuraciri

Date: July 2016

To provide the learner with the knowledge and skills required to respond effectively as a key member of the on board command firefighting team and manage shipboard fire prevention, coordinate tactical firefighting and use and maintain firefighting and fire detection equipment carried on merchant ships.

 

SPC Required Contact Hrs – 35

SPC Module Name & Code:  SPC 035 Advanced Fire Prevention and Control
STCW-95 Reg. V1/3, Table A-V1/3

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No.  of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

5

x

6

x

30

=

 

Practicum

 

4

x

6

x

24

=

 

Workshop

 

 

x

 

x

 

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total  Semester

 

Credits

 

 

 

                                                                                                   Total Semester Hrs.             
PURPOSE OF COURSE:   
[   ] Degree requirement          
[   ] Degree                                                                                
[X] Certificate                           Certificate of Completion - Basic Safety                                                               
[X] Other                                  A required course for the issuance of Certificate of Proficiency by the FSM Transportation, Communication  and Infrastructure.                                                                                     

PREREQUISITES:MBS 090 Fire Prevention and Control

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:

PSLO#

                             Program

 

 

 

1)  INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (Check all that apply)


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1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

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2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres andstyles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

[   ]

3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[X]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

[    ]

5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

[X ]

6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[X ]

7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning: purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

 

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8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

2. PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs)
The student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate competency in providing advanced first aid treatment at sea.
    • Demonstrate competency in fire prevention techniques and organization of a shipboard firefighting team.
    • Demonstrate competency in providing safety procedures for abandonment from a merchant or fishing vessel.
    • Demonstrate understanding in providing security awareness on board vessels.

3.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) – GENERAL:
The student will be able to:

  •  develop and implement on board training exercises that are appropriate for the vessel
  •  describe and manage shipboard firefighting teams.
  •  describe and manage the evacuation of personnel from fire and smoke affected compartments
  •  describe shipboard tactical firefighting activities
  •  describe and demonstrate fire prevention and suppression activities involving hazardous goods
  •  liaise effectively with shore based agencies during a shipboard fire in port
  • describe and demonstrate fire investigation and reporting activities
  •  manage firefighting equipment maintenance
  •  supervise the operation of fixed fire suppression systems on board ships.

4)  COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be
able to:


CSLO (General)1: Develop and implement on board training exercises that are appropriate for the vessel

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

1.1 State the requirements for onboard firefighting training required by relevant regulations.

4,6,7

2

Written and oral assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • stating the requirements for onboard firefighting training required by relevant regulations
  • discussing the importance of having aims and objectives for a training exercise
  • developing and implementing strategies for effective debriefing on firefighting training exercises
  • developing a training exercise appropriate for the vessel

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

 

1.2 Discuss the importance of having aims and objectives for a training exercise

1.3 Develop and implement strategies for effective debriefing on firefighting training exercises

1.4 Develop a training exercise appropriate for the vessel

 

CSLO (General) 2: Describe and organize shipboard firefighting teams.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Describe the role/function of the command team in a shipboard fire situation

4,6,7

2

 

Written and oral assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • describing the role/function of the command team in a shipboard fire situation
  • describing the roles of other firefighting  teams in shipboard fire
  • describing the role and duties of the scene leader in a shipboard fire scenario
  • stating the possible source for information that should be available to the command team in a shipboard fire situation
  • identifying the problems that are likely to be encountered during the management of a shipboard fire
  • developing and implementing strategies for dealing with tactical firefighting problems
  • developing a checklist for use in firefighting management
  • managing a team during a training exercise

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

 

2.2 Describe the roles of other firefighting teams in a shipboard fire

2.3 Describe the role and duties of the scene leader in a shipboard fire scenario 

2.4 State the possible source for information that should be available to the command team in a shipboard fire situation

2.5 Identify the problems that are likely to be encountered during the management of a shipboard fire

2.6 Develop and implement strategies for dealing with tactical firefighting problems

2.7 Develop a checklist for use in firefighting management

CSLO (General) 3 : Describe and organize the evacuation of personnel from fire and smoke affected compartments

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Describe the use of controlled ventilation, in keeping occupied compartments smoke free

4,6,7

2

 

Written and oral assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • describing the use of controlled ventilation, in keeping occupied compartments smoke free
  • planning and implementing the search and rescue operations for missing personnel
  • describing the actions of passengers in a shipboard fire

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

3.2 Plan and implementing the search and rescue (SAR) operations for missing personnel

    • Describe the actions of passengers in a shipboard fire

 

CSLO (General) 4 : Describe shipboard tactical firefighting activities

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Describe the characteristics and hazards associated with fires on various ship types and spaces 

4,6,7

2

 

Written and oral assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • describing the characteristics and dangers associated with fires on various ship types and spaces
  • describing the indicators of and possible solutions for the loss of stability caused by free surface effect 

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

4.2 Describe the indicators of and possible solutions for the loss of stability caused by free surface effect

CSLO (General) 5: Describe and demonstrate fire prevention and suppression activities involving hazardous goods

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Demonstrate the use of the international maritime dangerous goods (IMDG) code for ;

  • Prevention of fires involving hazardous – materials
  • Preparation of contingency plans
  • Tactical fire fighting

4,6,7

2

 

Written and oral assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • demonstrating the application of the international maritime dangerous goods (IMDG) Code for: prevention of fires involving hazardous materials, preparation of contingency plans, tactical fire fighting
  • describing the use of the material safety data sheet in emergency
  • demonstrating the dangers and precautions to be taken in carrying of cargoes in bulk.

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

5.2 Describe the use of material safety data sheets in the event of a fire involving hazardous materials

5.3 Demonstrate the use of the cargo carried in bulk (BC) Code for:

  • Prevention of fires involving hazardous bulk cargoes
  • Preparation of contingency plan
  • Tactical fire fighting

CSLO (General) 6: Liaise effectively with shore based agencies during a shipboard fire in port

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

6.1 Describe the implications of the ;

  • Navigation Acts
  • State Fire Acts
  • Port regulations

for shipboard firefighting management in port.

4,6,7

2

Written and oral assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • describing the procedures when there is an emergency while the vessel is in port;
  • developing and implementing strategies for rapid briefing for shore based fire fighters and other shore based emergency organizations
  • developing and implementing strategies for overcoming language barriers when communicating with shore based fire fighters.

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

6.2 Develop and implement strategies for rapid briefing for shore based fire fighters and other shore based emergency organizations.

6.3 Develop and implement strategies for overcoming language barriers when communicating with shore based fire fighters.

 

CSLO (General) 7: Describe  fire investigation and reporting activities

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

7.1 Describe the procedure for securing an area affected by fire, prior to investigation.

4,6,7

2

Written and oral assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • describing the procedure for securing an area affected by fire, prior to investigation
  • outlining the principle of fire spread
  • determining the cause of a fire
  • describing the manner in which a fire investigation report is completed
  • stating the agencies that must be notified in the event of a shipboard fire

7.2 Outline the principle of fire spread

7.3 Determine the cause of a fire

7.4 Describe the manner in which a fire investigation report is completed

7.5 State the agencies that must be notified in the event of a shipboard fire

CSLO (General) 8: Describe and demonstrate firefighting equipment maintenance

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

8.1 Describe the importance of fire detection and firefighting equipment on board ships

4,6,7

2

Written and oral assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • describing the importance of fire detection and firefighting equipment on board ships
  • describing methods for identifying the maintenance required on firefighting detection and suppression equipment
  • describing and demonstrating the maintenance required on the  following: portable fire extinguishers – foam, water, CO2, dry chemical, and wet foam, Co2 and Halon systems, foam installations – semi portable and fiexed installations, sprinkler systems, fire pumps – main and emergency fire pumps, fire hoses, hydrants, branches and international shore connection
  • describing the requirements necessary for compliance with Marine Orders, and classification society inspection and servicing rules

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

 

8.2 Describe methods for identifying the maintenance required on firefighting detection and suppression equipment.

8.3 Describe and demonstrate the maintenance required on the following:

  • Portable fire extinguishers – foam, water,CO2, dry chemical, and wet foam
  • CO2 and Halon systems
  • Foam installations – semi portable and fixed installations
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Fire pumps – main and emergency fire pumps
  • Fire hoses, hydrants, branches and international shore connection

8.4 Describe the requirements necessary for compliance with Marine Orders, and classification society inspection and servicing rules.

CSLO (General) 9: Describe and demonstrate the operation of fixed fire suppression systems on board ships

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

9.1 Describe and demonstrate the principle of and operation of fixed suppression systems;

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Halon
  • Water spray
  • Halon alternatives.

4,6,7

2

Written and oral assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • describing and demonstrating the principle and the use of Carbon dioxide, halon gas, water spray and halon alternatives; and
  • describing and demonstrating safe procedures of activating fixed firefighting systems in the cargo holds and in machinery space.

 

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

9.2 Describe and demonstrate the procedure for the safe activation of fixed firefighting systems:

  • Cargo holds
  • Machinery spaces

5)  COURSE CONTENT:

  • Managing Shipboard Fire Prevention and Training
  • Command & Control
  • Liaison with Shore Based Agencies
  • Fire Investigation
  • Hazardous Goods, Ships and Fire
  • Tactical Fire Fighting & Stability
  • Maintenance & Inspection of Fire Detection and Firefighting Equipment 
  • Machinery Space Firefighting

6)  METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

[X]  Lecture                        [X]  Cooperative learning groups
[   ]  Laboratory                   [X]  In-class exercises
[X]  Audio visual                [X]  Demonstrations
[X]  Other

 

7)  REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:
Secretariat of the Pacific Community, SPC 015 Proficiency in Survival Craft Learner’s Guide, 1998, Suva, Fiji Islands

 

8)  REFERENCE MATERIALS:
International Maritime Organization, SOLAS Consolidated Edition, 2004, IMO, London
International Maritime Organization, STCW Consolidated Edition, 2011, IMO, London

9)  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS: None

 

10) EVALUATION:A grade of at least 70% or a “C” must be achieved to progress to the next level.  All demonstrations should achieve at least a rate of 80%.

11) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:None

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