This course is designed for those who are required to respond to fire incidents as a first responder. This course has theoretical and practical components that participants must successfully complete.
On completion of training, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate and communicate the location, nature and extent of the fire emergency in a timely and appropriate manner.
- Maintain personal safety at all times in accordance with WHS guidelines.
- Put on appropriate protective clothing in accordance with organisation procedures.
- Select appropriate extinguishing agents based on knowledge of fire and fuel types.
- Operate basic fighting equipment safely, according to manufacturer specifications and organisation procedure, in order to contain the fire emergency.
- Follow emergency reporting procedures.
- Identify appropriate authorities and notify.
- Clearly and unambiguously communicate information concerning the emergency.
- Evacuate area in a safe and controlled manner when first response has failed to control the fire emergency, or has proven inappropriate.
- Secure immediate area of the emergency to ensure no further loss occurs to people, equipment, process and environment.
Students who attend and successfully meet all assessment requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment with the following unit of competency: MSMWHS212 Undertake first response to fire incidents.
There is a maximum number of 12 participants per program.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.