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FIREFIGHTER TRAINING

Firefighter 1

(NFPA 1001)

Firefighter 2

(NFPA 1001)

HAZMAT Awareness

(NFPA 472)

HAZMAT Operations

(NFPA 472)

Fire Officer

(NFPA 1021)

Fire Instructor

(NFPA 1041)

FIREFIGHTER 1 NFPA 1001

This firefighter training course is designed to provide the student with the theoretical and practical training to function as an integral member of a firefighting team.

Firefighter Level 1 imbues learners with the requisite skills and knowledge to identify, contain, extinguish and prevent different types of fires by operating basic firefighting equipment.

Upon successful completion of this training course, the qualifying learner will be able to identify different types of fires, explain and practice fire prevention, operate basic firefighting equipment and perform basic firefighting procedures. It is highly recommended that learners are found competent in this unit standard before progressing to Firefighter Level 2.

KEY CONTENT

  • Fire Fighter Orientation & Safety 
  • Fire Behaviour 
  • Personal Protective Equipment. 
  • Building Construction 
  • Extinguishers 
  • Ropes and Knots 
  • Building Search and Rescue 
  • Forcible Entry 
  • Ladders 
  • Ventilation 
  • Hoses 
  • Water Supply 
  • Fire Streams 
  • Fire Control 
  • Fixed Installations 
  • Salvage 
  • Fire Alarms 
  • Public Fire and Life Safety 
  • Fire Department Communications 

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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FIREFIGHTER 2 NFPA 1001

Firefighter 2 is the second level in the firefighter program.  It is designed to provide the theory and skills necessary to perform the functions of a firefighter. Firefighter 1 NFPA 1001 is a pre-requisite for this course. 

KEY CONTENT

Rescue and Extrication, working with:-

  • Jaws of Life
  • Cutters
  • Spreaders
  • Winches
  • Block and Tackle
  • Circular Saws
  • Reciprocating Saws
  • Chain Saws
  • Air Bags
  • Air Chisels
  • Winches
  • High Lift Jacks
  • Cribbing, etc

Building Construction. 

Foam and foam making equipment 

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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HAZMAT AWARENESS NFPA 472

The aim of this course is to equip you with the knowledge and skills and insight to be able to identify a hazardous material incident. Further, it will teach you how to deal with public safety concerns surrounding a hazardous material scene.

KEY CONTENT

  • Introduction to Hazardous Materials 
  • Properties of Hazardous Materials 
  • Recognizing and Identifying Hazardous Materials 
  • Hazard and Risk Assessment 
  • Personal Protective equipment 
  • Command 
  • Safety and Scene Control 

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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HAZMAT OPERATIONS NFPA 472

The aim of this course is to equip you with the knowledge and skills and insight to be able to deal effectively with any hazardous material spill.

Students will meet all of the requirements for Awareness Level, plus initiate defensive actions to protect the public, the environment, and property from the effects of the hazardous material(s) involved in the incident.

Students may be trained to perform additional functions at a hazardous material incident depending on their assigned missions or functions at such incidents.

KEY CONTENT

  • Tactical   Priorities 
  • Defensive Control Strategies 
  • Incident Control Strategies and Tactics 
  • Decontamination Techniques 
  • Donning and Doffing Suits 
  • Working in full encapsulated suits 
  • Confining Hazmat Spills 
  • Diverting Hazmat Spills 
  • Dam and Dyke Hazmat Spills 
  • Setting up Decontamination Corridors 
  • Working in the Warm Zone 

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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FIRE OFFICER NFPA 1021

Fire Officer identifies the performance requirements necessary to perform the duties of a first line supervisor. This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of management and supervision by concentration on such topics as: organizational structure, communication skills, human resource management, public relations, planning, emergency service delivery, and safety. This course is designed to assist the participants in making the transition from firefighter to company officer. Upon completion of this course the student till be able to explain the role and responsibilities of the company officer.

KEY CONTENT

  • Transition to the role of Company Officer
  • Leadership
  • Logic, ethics and decision making
  • Legal responsibilities and liabilities
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communications
  • Administrative Functions
  • Safety and Health Issues
  • Organizational Structure
  • Company-level Training
  • Human Resources Management
  • Labour/Management Relations
  • Community Relations and Public Fire and Line-Safety Education
  • Records Management
  • Preincidnt Planning
  • Incident Scene Communications
  • Incident Scene Management
  • Incident Scene Operations
  • Post-Incident Activities
  • Building Construction

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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FIRE INSTRUCTOR NFPA 1041

This course is designed to train participants to teach a class from a prepared lesson plan. This course introduces the student to the concept of utilizing training aids to enhance his/her presentation, how to properly select these training aids, and how to use the training aid selected. Subject areas for this course include: communication, concepts of learning, methods of teaching, organizing the class, performance evaluations, testing and evaluations, the lesson plan, teaching techniques, and the use of instructional materials.

KEY CONTENT

  • The Instructor as a Professional
  • Principles of Learning
  • Instructional Planning
  • Instructional Materials and Equipment
  • Learning Environment
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Skills-Based Training beyond the Classroom
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Records, Reports and Scheduling
  • Lesson Plan Development
  • Training Evolution Supervision
  • Test Item Construction
  • Supervisory and Administrative Duties
  • Instructor and Class Evaluations
  • Course and Curriculum Development
  • Training Program Evaluation
  • Training Program Administration

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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