Safety & Emergency Training Services

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Details

    Length

    16 Hours

    Unit of Competency

    PUAFIR204B Respond to Wildfire

    Pre Requisites

    PUAFIR215 Prevent Injury

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This unit covers the competency required to respond to a wildfire, work as a safe and situationally-aware member of a crew to attack and extinguish a fire, participate in mop-up and patrol operations, and prepare equipment for the next crew.

The course looks at the following:

  • Communication on the fireground
  • Extinguishing media, water, foam, suppressants
  • Fire behaviour (fuel, weather and topography)
  • Health and fitness requirements as well as hygiene and wellbeing
  • Organisational operating procedures
  • Safe work practices
  • Wildfire control tactics and techniques
  • Wildfire hazards, safety technique

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