First attack firefighting

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This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to identify the classes of fire, apply appropriate extinguishing mediums, and demonstrate safe working practices and after use requirements in the use of fire extinguishers and other firefighting equipment.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for persons in all organisations regardless of occupation or industry.

Units of Competency

  • PUAFER008 Confine small emergencies in a facility

Course Duration

  • 2.5 hours (5 hours if combined with our Fire Warden course)

Course Costs

  • $140 + GST if applicable
  • Standard rate at our venue
  • On site delivery options available

Student Numbers

  • Min 6
  • Max 12
Award Issued
Upon successful completion of the assessment requirements of this course, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and wallet card.

Refreshers recommended every 2 years.


Pre-entry Requirements
Students must be physically capable of participating in the practical activities and demonstrate a basic level of language, literacy and numeracy.

Delivery Methods
The course content will be delivered in a classroom environment using PowerPoint presentations, video, group discussion and a number of demonstration and skill building activities.

Assessment Methods
Students will be assessed in a practical assessment simulating a relevant fire scenario. Underpinning knowledge will be assessed through the use of a theory assessment (containing multiple-choice questions).


  • Australian Standards and relevant legislation
  • Fire hazards, risks and control measures
  • Classes of fire
  • Extinguishment
  • Fire & smoke spread
  • Use of extinguishers, hose reels & fire blankets
  • Safe working practices
  • Practical activity using firefighting equipment

This course is often combined with our Fire Warden course (Total duration – 5 hours).
All of our courses are tailored to site policies and procedures. Appropriate clothing is to be worn when attending training including long pants, long shirts and enclosed footwear. PPE specified by the workplace is also to be worn.