MBS-090: Basic Fire Prevention and Control

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title: MBS 090    Basic Fire Prevention and Control

Campus:   FSM-FMI

Initiator:   Alvin E. Sinem

Date: 5/6/16

Course description
This course is mandatory for new entrants into the seafaring profession and those who intend to become seafarers, and it is intended to provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply fire prevention and control techniques on board vessels.

SPC Module Name & Code:  SPC 002 Fire Prevention & Control               SPC Required Contact Hrs. – 18 hrs.
STCW – 95 Reg. V1/1, Table A-V1/1-2

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No.  of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

3

x

6

=

18

=

 

Practicum

 

3

x

6

=

18

=

 

Lecture/Prac

 

 

x

 

=

36

=

 

Workshop

 

 

x

 

=

 

=

 

 

 

 

 
Total  Semester Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPOSE OF COURSE:        
[     ] Degree requirement
[     ] Degree elective
[ x  ] Certificate   Certificate of Completion       Basic Safety Courses
[ x  ] Other          A required course for the issuance of Certificate of Proficiency by the FSM Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure.           

PREREQUISITES: None

 

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:


PSLO#

                             Program

 

 

 

 

INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

[  ]

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.

 

[  ]

2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, 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.

 

[    ]

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.

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

    • Demonstrate competency in providing primary first aid treatment to the sick and injured while at sea;
    • Demonstrate competency in fire prevention techniques and be an effective member of a ship board firefighting team;
    • Demonstrate safety and security work practices and interact positively with others on board vessels;
    • Demonstrate understanding of wider social and economic issues experienced by seafarers and their families; and
    • Demonstrate safety procedures for abandonment from a merchant or fishing vessels.

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

  1. Describe the effectiveness of on board fire safety procedures;
  2. Describe the chemistry of fire and its relationship to materials carried on board ships;
  3. Describe the underlying principles affecting spread of fire and extinguishment;
  4. Demonstrate the safe operation of portable firefighting equipment;
  5. Conduct interior search and rescue and firefighting operations as a member of a team;
  6. Describe fixed fire detection and extinguishing systems; and
  7. Outline standard shipboard firefighting organization.

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

CSLO (General) 1: Describe the effectiveness of on board fire safety procedures

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

  •  Identify fire hazards and risks found on board ships.

 

 

4,6,7

 

 

2

 

Written and oral assessment will be used to assess students’ competence to:

  • identify 6 fire hazards and risks found on a ship;
  • describe 5 methods for reducing the occurrence of fire onboard vessel;
  • outline procedures upon discovering a fire;
  • describe the importance of familiarization with respect to escape routes and equipment location;
  • state the duties and responsibilities as a member of the emergency response organization; and
  •  describe the importance of testing and evaluating emergency procedures.
  • Describe methods of reducing the occurrence of fire. 

 

  • Outline and demonstrate the procedure upon discovering a fire.

 

  • Describe the importance of familiarization with respect to escape routes and equipment location.

 

  • State the duties and responsibilities as a member of the emergency response organization.

 

  • Describe the importance of testing and evaluating emergency procedures.

 

CSLO (General) 2: Describe the chemistry of fire and its relationship to materials carried on board ships.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

  •  Describe the elements of fire and their relationship to the fire triangle.

 

 

4,6,7

 

 

2

 

Written and oral assessment will be used to assess student competence in describing:

  • the 3 elements of fire;
  • the dangers associated with fuels having a low flashpoint;
  • the dangers associated with the heating of fuels to their self-ignition temperature;
  • the two possible situations where spontaneous combustion may occur;
  •  the importance of ensuring that fuels are outside their range of flammability;
  • the safety precautions that should be adopted when using fuels with a high vapor density; and
  • the risks associated with finely divided fuels.
  • Describe the dangers associated with fuels having a low flashpoint.
  • Describe the dangers associated with the heating of fuels to their self-ignition temperature.
  • Describe situations where spontaneous combustion may occur.
  • Describe the importance of ensuring that fuels are outside their range of flammability.
  • Describe safety precautions that should be adopted when using fuels with a high vapor density. 
  • Describe the risks associated with finely divided fuels.

CSLO (General) 3: Describe the underlying principles affecting spread of fire and extinguishment.)

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

  •  Identify and list the classes of fire.

 

4,6,7

 

 

2

 

Written and oral assessment will be used to assess students’ competence to:

  • identify correct extinguisher to each class of fire;
  • describe the three means a fire may spread;
  • outline importance of ventilating a compartment during firefighting;
  •  outline importance of ventilating a compartment during firefighting; and
  • identify the fire rated divisions shown on a fire control plan.

 

  • Describe the extinguishing principles appropriate to each class of fire.

3.3 Describe the means by which a fire may spread.

    • Outline the concept of ventilation in relation to firefighting.
    • Identify the fire rated divisions shown on a fire control plan.

CSLO (General) 4: Demonstrate the safe operation of portable firefighting equipment

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Identify the color coding of portable fire extinguishers.

 

4,6,7

 

 

2

 

Written and oral assessment will be used to assess students’ competence in identifying color coding of portable fire extinguishers.

    • Demonstrate the extinguishment of Class fires A, B, or C.

Practical assessment checklist will be used to assess students’ competence in demonstrating:

  • the extinguishment of Class fires A, B, or C;
  • extinguishing an F Class fire with a fire blanket;
  •  recharging portable fire extinguishers;
  • use of hose lines to extinguish fires; and
  •  setting up of foam making equipment to extinguish B Class fires.
    • Demonstrate extinguishing an F Class fire with a fire blanket.

4.4 Demonstrate recharging of portable fire extinguishers.

    • Demonstrate the use of hose lines to extinguish fires.
    • Demonstrate the setting up of foam making equipment to extinguish B Class fires
  • CSLO (General) 5: Conduct interior search and rescue and firefighting operations as a member of a team.

 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Demonstrate the donning and start up procedures of self- contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). 

 

4,6,7

 

 

2

 

Written, oral, and practical  assessment will be used to assess students’ competence in carrying out the following:

  • Donning start up procedure of SCBA;
  • a search and rescue operation in smoke filled space;
  • interior fire extinguishing operations;
  • logging of SCBA operator on a breathing apparatus Control Board;
  • understanding the after use maintenance of SCBA; and
  • the signal on a life line.

A practical assessment checklist will be used during demonstration.

    • Conduct a search and rescue operations in a smoke filled space.
    • Demonstrate an interior fire extinguishing operations.
    • Demonstrate the logging of self- contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) operators on a breathing apparatus (BA) Control Board.
    • Understand the after use maintenance of SCBA.

5.6 State and demonstrate the signals on a life line.

CSLO (General) 6: Describe fixed fire detection and extinguishing systems.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

  • Describe the actions to be taken when a fire alarm is activated.

 

4,6,7

 

 

2

 

Written and oral assessment will be used to assess students  competence to:

  • describe the actions to be taken when a fire alarm is activated;
  • describe the principles by which detection systems may detect the presence of a fire;
  • outline the major components of a fire detection system;
  • outline the current fixed fire extinguishing systems; and
  • state the correct procedures for safe operation of fixed fire extinguishing systems.
    • Describe the principles by which detection systems may detect the presence of a fire.
    • Outline the major components of a fire detection system.
    • Outline the current fixed fire extinguishing systems.

6.5 State the correct procedures for safe operation of fixed fire extinguishing systems.

CSLO (General) 7: Outline standard shipboard firefighting organization.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

  • State the sources of information relating to shipboard emergency response organization. 

 

4,6,7

 

 

2

 

Written and oral assessment will be used to assess students competence to:

  • state the sources of information relating to shipboard emergency response organization;
  • describe a typical shipboard fire party organization model; and
  • describe the roles of each fire party within the shipboard emergency response organization.
  • Describe a typical shipboard fire party organization model.
  • Describe the roles of each fire party within the shipboard emergency response organization.

COURSE CONTENT:

1. Fire Safety
2. Chemistry of Fire
3. Spread of Fire & Extinguishment
4. Operating Portable Firefighting Equipment
5. Breathing Apparatus
6. Shipboard Emergency Response Organization
7. Fire Detection and Extinguishing Systems

METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

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

REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:

Text:

  • Ockerby Peter, Fernando Kumar, and Boyle (1998). SPC 002 Fire Prevention and Control Learner’s Guide, Australian Maritime College

Materials:

  • FSM-FMI Firefighting school capable of simulating firefighting activities in a marine environment.
  • Fire extinguishers ABC Class, Fire blankets, SCBA, chemical fire extinguishers
  • Audio visual aids including:
  • Basic Fire Fighting
  • Fire prevention and Control
  • Command and Control
  • International Maritime Organization, 2004, SOLAS - Consolidated Edition,

London.

REFERENCE MATERIALS:

  • FSM-FMI Firefighting school capable of simulating firefighting activities in a marine environment.

   INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS: None

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%.

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:None

 

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