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Demonstrate First Attack Firefighting Equipment

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Demonstrate First Attack Firefighting Equipment – 4 Hours

National units of competency

  • CPPFES2005A Demonstrate First Attack Firefighting Equipment

Application and Relevance

This course provides the theory and practice needed to safely and effectively use a fire extinguisher, fire hose reel and fire blanket. Through innovative technology, participants will gain practical experience in using each piece of equipment to extinguish real fires in a safe and controlled environment.
In particular the learner will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Select correct portable firefighting equipment for a particular type of fire
  • Demonstrate the use of portable firefighting equipment including fire extinguishers, fire hose reels and fire blankets
  • Use portable firefighting equipment safely and correctly
  • Correct firefighting techniques and safety procedures

To optimise effective use of fire extinguishers, personnel should be trained in the use of fire extinguishers to ensure their effectiveness. Training of personnel in the use of extinguishers is particularly desirable in buildings requiring a high degree of life safety.

Course Content

Topics include and are not limited to:

  • Combustion
  • How fires spread
  • Mechanics of Extinguishing a fire
  • Fire Triangle
  • Raising the alarm
  • Fire Safety and Evacuation
  • Classes of Fire
  • Types of Fire Extinguishers
  • Safety procedures when fighting fires
  • Firefighting Techniques
  • Selecting correct portable firefighting equipment for a particular type of fire
  • Demonstrate the use of portable firefighting equipment
  • Fire Hose Reels
  • Fire Blankets

Extra training is available in the operation of fire hydrants, lay flat hoses, and fog and foam nozzles if required.

Inclusions:
Training conducted by experienced fire and rescue specialists
Course documentation
Up to 4 hours classroom, practical training and assessment

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisite units.

For training on a customer site we require a fire hose reel that can be used in the practical component of training.

Industry Skills Councils have mapped this course to level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework. It is recommended that participants provide evidence of their Foundation Skill Level prior to the commencement of the course.

Use the Link provided to assess your Foundation Skill level. http://lln.safework.com.au/

See Student handbook for additional information.

Course Logistics

Number of Participants: 10
Requirement: Provide Unique Student Identifier (USI number) and ID
Equipment: All training materials are supplied by Zokal Safety Training
Meals: Full Day Courses – Lunch will be provided and light refreshments will be provided at morning break (only on our premises).            Half Day Courses – Light refreshments will be provided at morning break (only on our premises)
Dress: Participants are required to wear clothing appropriate for the workplace. Students to bring own Gloves if they require them
All other equipment used will be supplied by Zokal Safety Training.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH, AND MUST BE ABLE TO FILL OUT ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION.

Assessment Methods

This is a competency based programme with progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge. Please let us know if there are any issues that your Zokal trainer should be aware of. These may include:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Physical limitations, such as hearing, vision or mobility concerns
  • Anything that may affect your experience in the training course

Award Issued

Nationally – recognised accreditation such as a wallet card and Statement of Attainment Certificate as outlined above will be issued on satisfactory completion of all assessments, to successful participants

Course Enquiries and Registration

For all course enquiries or to obtain a price to hold this training at your site, please contact our Training Team on (02) 49 609611. If participants require additional or more specific information please contact us as we are happy to customise the content or the duration to suit the needs of you and your staff. You may register online or alternatively you can fax your registration form to (02) 49 609 622. Please refer to the Student Handbook for additional information.