Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations) - PUA20719

ACT Emergency Services Agency

The PUA20719 Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations) is designed for introductory level firefighting professionals who respond to disasters and/or incidents that endanger life, property and the environment, as a member of a firefighting team. The role of a firefighter is to suppress and extinguish fires, to protect lives and to prevent the destruction of property and the environment. To prevent fires from starting and to improve community safety a firefighter\u2019s duties may include participating in community education programs about fire safety and contributing to fire inspections of locations to verify adherence to local fire regulations.This qualification includes the units of competency required by firefighters to respond to wildfire incidents and to perform a range of other related activities. At this level, firefighters generally work under supervision and have limited discretion in selecting equipment and determining tactics.The fire sector is those sections of government departments, statutory authorities or organisations that have responsibility under jurisdictional arrangements for the delivery of firefighting and fire management services.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Subjects you can Study:

Undertake helicopter winch operations; Respond to urban fire; Communicate in the workplace; Use Class A foam in wildfire operations and non-structural applications; Check installed fire safety systems; Follow defined work, health and safety policies and procedures; Maintain chainsaws; Provide services to clients; Respond to isolated structure fire; Participate in community safety activities; Participate in a rescue operation; Work in a team; Rappel from helicopter; Work safely around aircraft; Trim and cut felled trees; Perform land based swiftwater and floodwater rescue and recovery; Fall trees manually (basic); Respond to aviation incident (specialist); Protect and preserve incident scene; Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads; Operate breathing apparatus open circuit; Undertake hover-exit operations from helicopter; Prepare, maintain and test response equipment; Operate and maintain chainsaws; Provide first aid; Respond to wildfire; Operate communications systems and equipment; Prevent injury; Participate in a first response urban search and rescue Category 1; Assist with prescribed burning; Work effectively in a public safety organisation; Undertake community safety activities

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ACT Emergency Services Agency is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code: 88091) which provides accredited training and related courses to students in Australia. ACT Emergency Services Agency offers 16 courses across 10 study fields. ACT Emergency Services Agency courses are offered in 1 location. You can view their campus locations by clicking on the campus tab. If you would like to learn more about ACT Emergency Services Agency you can use the contact form listed on our page or you can visit the ACT Emergency Services Agency website directly at http://www.esa.act.gov.au.

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