Training opportunities

New recruits conducting hazard reduction burn for their assessment

New recruits conducting hazard reduction burn for their assessment

Fighting bushfire is a dangerous activity and as such each of our fire fighters must have the competence required to allow them to undertake this role as safely as possible. Our training provides members with the skills and knowledge to enable them to:

  • Work safely on the fire ground;
  • Improve knowledge of fire behaviour;
  • Use various techniques to suppress a fire;
  • Use and care for fire-fighting equipment;
  • Use and care for communications equipment; and
  • Work in a team as well as provide leadership.

 

Members of the Rural fire Service have the opportunity to complete units of competence at various levels.  These include:

  • Bush Fire-fighter
  • Village Fire-fighter
  • Advanced Fire-fighter
  • Crew Leader
  • Group Leader
New recruit course 2014

New recruit course 2014

New recruit course 2014

 

There are many optional specialist and general training opportunities available to our RFS members in addition to the basic training requirements.

Other optional training includes, but is not limited to:

  • Operating 4WDs and Heavy vehicle driving
  • Chainsaw operation – basic trim and cross cut as well as intermediate and advanced courses
  • Helicopter awareness and aviation training, including Working Safely Around Aircraft and Hover/Winch Operations
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Incident Management
  • Village Fire-fighting
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Remote Area Fire Fighting (RAFT)
  • Conducting hazard reduction burning
  • Fire investigation
Chainsaw Training

Chainsaw training

Tanker Driver Training

Tanker Driver training

Work safety around aircraft

Working Safely Around Aircraft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on the training programs please contact the Learning and development officer on (02) 6205 0367 or email rfsadmin@act.gov.au.

BF Course Pre-burn Briefing

BF Course Pre-burn Briefing

Recruits hard at work putting in a rake hoe line

Recruits hard at work putting in a rake hoe line

 

This page was last modified on April 16th, 2015