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.
- 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
- Read maps
- Receive briefings and confirm instructions
- Undertake back burning and burning out
- Use wildfire control tools and equipment
- 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
- Firefighting protocols
- Fireground hazards
- Fire weather conditions and impact on fire behaviour:
- Atmospheric stability
- Relative humidity
- 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:
- Fuel variations
- Weather variations
This is a corporate course run on request.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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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