Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) - PUA20619

Safety Direct Solutions Pty Ltd

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

The PUA20619 Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) is designed for introductory level firefighting and emergency response 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 at this level is to suppress and extinguish fires, undertake rescue, respond to hazardous materials incidents, 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 and community 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 urban fire 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 tacticsThe 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.


  • Undertake helicopter winch operations
  • Respond to urban fire
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Check installed fire safety systems
  • Follow defined work, health and safety policies and procedures
  • 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
  • Operate pumps
  • Respond to aviation incident (specialist)
  • Protect and preserve incident scene
  • Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
  • Undertake hover-exit operations from helicopter
  • Prepare, maintain and test response equipment
  • Provide first aid
  • Respond to wildfire
  • Operate communications systems and equipment
  • Prevent injury
  • Participate in a first response urban search and rescue Category 1
  • Work effectively in a public safety organisation

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