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 email@example.com or phone 08 9333 9999 to enquire about dates and fees for this course.
Successful completion of the assessment requirements, will provide participants with a statement of attainment issued by SETS (RTO Code 52334) for PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire.
This course can be conducted at IFAP’s North Lake (WA) training facility or at any facility that has a suitable classroom and training area.
There is a maximum number of 12 participants per program.
PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire.