Vegetation / Rural Fire Fighting Training Courses

Vegetation / Rural Fire Fighting Training Courses

These Unit Standards are required by both Urban and Rural fire fighters that attend rural fires both in New Zealand and Australian fires

Vegetation / Rural Fire Fighting – Level 2

We offer the following Vegetation / Rural Fire Fighting Unit Standard courses

21417

Operate light portable pumps in a vegetation fire environment

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Prepare a pump site

N

Set up a light portable pump

N

Operate a light portable pump in a vegetation fire situation

N

Recommission a light portable pump after use

N

Restore a pump site

Vegetation / Rural Fire Fighting – Level 3

14565

Use maps to locate and plan a navigation route to a vegetation fire

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of navigational tools used by a fire and rescue service provider

N

Identify and report a location using maps

N

Select a route for navigation to a vegetation fire

20399

Demonstrate knowledge of legislated responsibilities of Rural Fire Officers and a Rural Fire Authority

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of legislated responsibilities of a Rural Fire Officer (RFO)

N

Demonstrate knowledge of legislated responsibilities of a Rural Fire Authority (RFA)

3285

Demonstrate knowledge of protection of personal safety at vegetation fires

People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of:

N

Elements of vegetation fire behaviour

N

Vegetation fire suppression strategies

N

Attendance to personal safety on the incident ground

N

Safe practices when working at vegetation fires

3286

Control vegetation fires using dry fire fighting techniques

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of the use of hand tools when fighting vegetation fires

N

Construct a fire line when fighting vegetation fires

N

Demonstrate knowledge of mop-up and patrol following a vegetation fire

3287

Suppress vegetation fires with water and with water with additives

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of the types and use of waterway equipment to fight vegetation fires

N

Demonstrate operation of a fire hose in a vegetation fire setting

N

Relocate hose line

N

Demonstrate safe mopping up procedures

3288

Load water and additives for aerial operations at vegetation fires

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of safe practices when loading aircraft with water and additives

N

Work as part of a crew to set up a site for aircraft loading and filling operations

N

Fill helicopter buckets or fixed wing hoppers with water and additives to safe load levels

3289

Carry out hand-operated ignition at prescribed vegetation burning operations

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of vegetation burning operations

N

Light up vegetative fuels at a prescribed vegetation burning operation

Vegetation / Rural Fire Fighting – Level 4

14556

Apply Fire Weather Index System data for fire reduction and readiness
measures

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of the Fire Weather Index (FWI) System

N

Demonstrate knowledge of the FWI tables and their use

N

Select fire reduction and readiness measures

14564

Demonstrate knowledge of the fire environment on vegetation fire behaviour

People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of:

N

Vegetation fires

N

The effects of topography on vegetation fire behaviour

N

The effects of fuels on vegetation fire behaviour

N

Effects of weather on vegetation fire behaviour

N

The combined effects of fire environment factors on vegetation fire behaviour

20398

Issue fire permits

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of legislation and Rural Fire Authority (RFA) policy on the issue of fire permits

N

Demonstrate knowledge of assessing fire danger and issuing fire permits

N

Issue fire permits

3291

Lead a vegetation fire crew

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of incident ground management for leading a crew at a vegetation fire

N

Explain crew mobilisation procedures in the event of a vegetation fire

N

Implement assigned work, and allocate tasks at a vegetation fire

N

Supervise a crew at a vegetation fire

N

Complete recording and reporting procedures following a vegetation fire

3292

Lead heavy machinery operations for use at vegetation fires

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of heavy machinery used in vegetation fire fighting

N

Plan heavy machinery fire fighting operations

N

Lead heavy machinery operations at vegetation fires

3293

Lead ground support for air operations at vegetation fires

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of aircraft requirements in relation to vegetation fire fighting

N

Choose landing sites for fixed and rotary wing aircraft

N

Lead ground support operations at vegetation fires

3294

Lead a prescribed vegetation burning operation crew

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of vegetation burning equipment

N

Demonstrate knowledge of lighting-up patterns and ignition techniques

N

Supervise a lighting-up crew

N

Assess environment and fire behaviour during lighting-up operations

N

Communicate during a vegetation burning operation

3299

Provide vegetation fire support services

People credited with this unit standard are able to, during a vegetation fire incident:

N

Provide support services

N

Communicate and action requests

N

Maintain records

Vegetation / Rural Fire Fighting – Level 5

10615

Investigate origin and cause of vegetation fires

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of fire determination procedures and responsibilities

N

Collect and preserve evidence for the determination of the origin and cause of a vegetation fire

N

Determine area of origin and probable cause of a vegetation fire

N

Report on a vegetation fire investigation

14563

Supervise aerial fire suppression operations at vegetation fires

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Plan aerial fire suppression strategy and tactics for vegetation fire fighting operations

N

Direct aerial fire suppression operations for vegetation fire fighting operations

N

Monitor and communicate the effectiveness of aerial fire suppression operations for vegetation fire fighting operations

20396

Manage ground operations at vegetation fires

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety obligations at incidents

N

Plan and implement ground-based fire suppression strategies and tactics at a vegetation fire

N

Monitor progress of fire behaviour and ground-based suppression operations

N

Liaise and report during a vegetation fire

20397

Demonstrate knowledge of the fire environment on vegetation fire behaviour

People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of:

N

Legislation and organisational policies relevant to a Rural Fire Authority (RFA)

N

Documentation requirements of an RFA

N

Fire Plans

3290

Exercise initial response, command, and control for vegetation fire operations

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of the initial command controller’s obligations to health and safety at vegetation fire incidents

N

Demonstrate knowledge of initial response, command, and resource mobilisation at a vegetation fire incident

N

Size up the situation and develop an initial IAP

N

Implement initial IAP

N

Complete recording and reporting procedures

3296

Manage prescribed vegetation burning operations

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of light-up patterns for prescribed burning operations

N

Plan for prescribed burn of vegetation

N

Prepare for prescribed burn of vegetation

N

Manage implementation of vegetation burn plan

3304

Assess threat from vegetation fire

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of vegetation fire threat analysis

N

Assess and evaluate threats from vegetation fire

N

Devise strategies to mitigate threat from vegetation fire

4648

Demonstrate knowledge of vegetation fire behaviour

People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of:

N

The vegetation fire environment

N

New Zealand weather that affects vegetation fire

N

Fire science that relates to vegetation fire behaviour

N

Fire behaviour information for fire pre-suppression and suppression planning

N

The NZFDRS

N

Principles of extreme fire behaviour

N

Documentation of wildfire behaviour and suppression effectiveness

Vegetation / Rural Fire Fighting – Level 6

3297

Manage air operations at vegetation fires

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Plan and implement air-based vegetation fire suppression strategies

N

Monitor fire behaviour and manage aerial operations for vegetation fire fighting operations

N

Liaise and report aerial operations for vegetation fire fighting operations

3300

Command vegetation fire incidents

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Develop an incident action plan (IAP) for vegetation fire incidents

N

Implement the incident action plan for vegetation fire incidents

N

Re-evaluate IAP

N

Manage communications and reporting during vegetation fire incidents

4649

Apply knowledge of vegetation fire behaviour for fire management

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Explain principles of fire weather and meteorology

N

Predict vegetation fire behaviour for fire management

N

Provide fire behaviour information for the development of presuppression plans

N

Provide fire behaviour information for the development of fire suppression strategies and tactics for given rural fire scenarios

N

Explain characteristics of fire behaviour for rural and urban interface areas

4650

Carry out planning activities at rural fire operations

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

N

Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements of a planning team

N

Compile a situation analysis for rural fire operations

N

Participate in the development of an incident action plan (IAP) for rural fire operations

N

Plan for the management of current and anticipated resources for a rural fire incident

N

Gather, record and disseminate incident information

N

Organise and coordinate fire briefings

N

Develop an incident demobilisation plan

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