Advanced Firefighting (FR2)

Firefighting

Course Code FR2 Unit Standard 12484 Course Title Perform basic fire fighting (Advanced Fire Fighting)
ETQA   – Level   2 Credits 4
Duration 1 Day Delivery Method Contact
Cost

 

See Booking form Includes Learner Workbooks, pens, practicals, assessment, Certificate (on successful completion)
Intended for Safety Officers, appointed fire wardens/marshals, all fire team members and as part of a qualification. This unit standard has been

designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for safety, health and environmental protection.

Overview

 

Purpose:

Qualifying learners can select and use the appropriate fire fighting equipment to extinguish or control fires in the workplace. On successful

completion, candidates can lead a fire team.

 

Content:

The course covers

  • Types of fires such as organic materials/fibre materials, flammable liquids and gases, live electrical equipment, combustible metal fires.
  • Fire contexts e.g. the nature of the area where the fire is, adjacent hazards, structural materials.
  • Methods of fire transmission i.e. conduction, induction, radiation.
  • Combustible hazards e.g. combustible materials and temperatures, compressed containers, electrical equipment, structure and layout of site.
  • Fire fighting equipment including hoses, extinguishers and buckets.
  • Changes in a fire i.e. wind direction, backdraft, ventilation, release of hazardous substances, radiation, or as a result of incorrect application of
  • fire fighting procedures.
  • Fire monitoring issues include status of fire, status of fire fighting equipment, controlling access, structural damage and equipment retrieval,
  • fire fighting casualties.

 

Outcomes:

1. Discuss and explain procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace

2. Identify the type of fire, its context and select the appropriate fire fighting procedure

3. Identify, select and check appropriate fire fighting and safety equipment

4. Fight containable/extinguishable fires

5. Retreat from fire site and hand over to appropriate personnel