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Fire Team Operations Including Pump Operations




Five (5) Days

course overview

This course is for those who require the skills and knowledge to perform fire operations as part of an Emergency Response Team, including operating portable and appliance-mounted firefighting pumps, fighting and containing fires safely, effectively, and efficiently in an emergency situation.

This course involves the use of fire hoses, branches, breathing apparatus equipment, hydrants, and Fire appliance. Due to working with live fire participants are required to be focussed at all times and comply with all instructions provided by the trainers and assessors. Candidates will be expected to carry out tasks such as deploying fully charged fire hoses weighing up to 100kg at full charge, whilst wearing level 2 firefighting kit plus structural firefighters’ helmet and breathing apparatus.

Candidates will be expected take part in hot fire scenarios wearing all the PPC identified and using all firefighting equipment in hot, smoke-filled structures and carry out firefighting and search and rescue of casualty’s weighing upwards of 50kg.
This course can be fast paced and very physical, some level of fitness is required.

learning outcomes

This course covers the following topics:
• Legislative requirements
• Understand fire behaviour and spread
• Causes, characteristics, hazards and responses to types of fire
• Site gases and characteristics
• Critical situation dynamics and control
• Firefighting strategies and techniques
• Appliance and equipment selection, use, maintenance and cleaning
• Pump operations and components in accordance with manufacturer specification
• Maintenance of pump and monitoring of pumping operations
• Procedures to safely respond to a fire
• Safe operational procedures on the fireground
• Avoiding fire recurrence
• Decision making and troubleshooting techniques
• Post incident record keeping and debriefing


Participants must:
• Hold and provide a current Statement of Attainment for PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit or equivalent
• Be clean shaven to ensure facial seal of respirators as per AS/NZS 1715
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Unless exempt, provide a verifiable USI number
• Be physically fit and healthy with capacity to perform manual tasks
• Be able to read, write, communicate orally, and understand and interpret complex information and situations
• Be able to interact with others and work under pressure
• Dress appropriately i.e., long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots/closed in shoes, safety glasses

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies, procedures, terms, and program conditions.

If you are unsure if you require learning support, SDS can provide access to a LLN assessment that identifies if any learning support is needed. Please ensure you inform the training team on registration, if you fail to inform the training team at registration, learning support may not be available on the day of training.

delivery method

This course is delivered over five (5) days and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical based activities.


PUAEQU001 Prepare, maintain and test response equipment (included in the course)
PUAFIR210 Prevent Injury
One of the following:
• PUAFIR203 Respond to urban fire
• PUAFIR220 Respond to isolated structure fire (included in the course)
• PUAFIR204 Respond to wildfire
• PUAFIR205 Respond to aviation incident
Pre-requisites are available through SDS, please contact the training team for more information.


$1,990.00 (No GST applicable)
Minimum payment of $875.00 is applicable for self-funding students to secure your enrolment ,with the remaining course fees required prior to completion. Prices subject to change.


Assessment includes written and/or multiple-choice knowledge assessment and practical based skills assessments.


On successful completion of all assessment requirements participants will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for:
• RIIERR201E Conduct Fire Team Operations
• PUAFIR220 Respond to isolated structure fire
• PUAFIR309 Operate Pumps
• PUAEQU001 Prepare, Maintain and Test Response Equipment

skills maintenance

To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained it is critical you undertake regular skills maintenance training. Where there is no licence or legislated expiry the industry standard for skills maintenance is at least every two (2) years.

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