UNIT GROUP 4985 FIRE FIGHTERS
FIRE FIGHTERS control and extinguish fires and protect life and property.
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.
- operating pumps, spraying water, foam or chemicals from hoses, portable extinguishers or other appliances to extinguish fires or to disperse or neutralise dangerous substances
- rescuing people stranded or trapped in dangerous situations
- cutting openings in buildings and crashed vehicles to free occupants
- administering first aid
- participating in fire drills, demonstrations and courses in fire-fighting techniques
- visiting buildings and potential fire hazards to study access points and locations of hydrants