1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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FIRE FIGHTERS control and extinguish fires and protect life and property.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • 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


This section contains the following subsection :
              4985-11 Fire Fighter

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