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441212 - Fire Fighter

Description

Responds to fire alarms and emergency calls, controls and extinguishes fires, and protects life and property. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level

3

Specialisations

    • Fire Engineer (Army)
    • Fire Prevention Officer
    • Leading Firefighter

Skills Assessment Authority

VETASSESS

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 4412 Fire and Emergency Workers

Description

attend emergencies to minimise risk to community safety and security and protect life and property.

Tasks

    • attending the scene of fires and other emergencies reported to authorities
    • rescuing and evacuating people stranded or trapped in dangerous situations
    • operating pumps, spraying water, foam and chemicals from hoses, portable extinguishers and other appliances to extinguish fires and to disperse or neutralise dangerous substances
    • cutting openings in buildings and crashed vehicles to free occupants
    • maintaining site security systems
    • administering first aid
    • attending and participating in training activities, rescue classes, drills, demonstrations and courses in emergency and fire-fighting techniques
    • training recruits in emergency procedures and practices
    • visiting buildings and potential fire hazards to study access points and locations of hydrants
    • maintaining tools and equipment

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations in this Group

    • 441211 Emergency Service Worker
    • 441212 Fire Fighter

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