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First Attack Fire Fighting




Half (0.5) Day

course overview

This course applies to those who may be required to confidently and safely assess an emergency situation involving fire in the workplace and undertake initial response utilising first attack fire equipment such as fire blankets, extinguishers and hose reels.
This course is designed for workers who require knowledge and understanding of extinguishing fires in their workplace.

learning outcomes

The course covers the following:
• The theory of fire, including the triangle of combustion
• Classes of fire
• Extinguisher identification and types
• Correct use of first attack fire equipment, including fire blankets, extinguishers and hose reels
• The implications of incorrect use of fire extinguishers and hose reels on classes of fire
• Fire emergency actions


Participants must:
• 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 half a day and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical based activities.




$160.00 (No GST applicable). 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:
• CPPFES2005 Demonstrate first attack fire fighting 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 every two (2) years.

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