Suppress Wildfire

PUAFIR303B Suppress Wildfire
  • Corporate Course on Request
  • 2 Days
  • North Lake

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Course Outline

This unit covers the competency required to work as a situation-aware member of a crew to apply appropriate fire control strategies and safe work practices to extinguish a wildfire, participate in mop-up and patrol operations, and prepare equipment for the next crew.

Required Skills:
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally
  • Detect hot spots and hazardous trees
  • Interpret fire weather, fuels and terrain and predict the likely impact on fire behaviour
  • Mop-up
  • Read maps
  • Receive briefings and confirm instructions
  • Undertake back burning and burning out
  • Use wildfire control tools and equipment


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Required Knowledge:

  • Defensive/offensive firefighting strategies and tactics:
  • Asset protection
  • Backburning and burning out
  • Control lines and firebreaks
  • Defendable space
  • Direct, indirect, parallel attack
  • Fire attack procedures
  • Lighting patterns
  • Standard operating procedures; reporting; patrol; mop-up
  • Wet, dry firefighting
  • Fire behaviour:
  • Fire development
  • Flame height and intensity
  • Rate of spread,
  • Junction zones
  • Spotting
  • Firefighting protocols
  • Fireground hazards
  • Fire weather conditions and impact on fire behaviour:
  • Atmospheric stability
  • Relative humidity
  • Temperature
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Fuel and its impact on fire behaviour
  • Moisture content, quantity, type, arrangement and distribution,
  • Size, drought effect, curing
  • Organisational first aid requirements
  • Organisational procedures for dealing with injury
  • Protection of area of origin and evidence of fire cause
  • Safety near vehicles and machines
  • Terrain and physical feature and their impact on fire behaviour and suppression:
  • Aspect
  • Fuel variations
  • Slope
  • Weather variations

This is a corporate course run on request.

Please email or phone 08 9240 5191 to enquire about dates and fees for this course.

Students who attend the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment with the following unit of competency: PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire.

There is a maximum number of 12 participants per program.

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