Fire Training Perth


CPPFES2005A Demonstrate First Attack Firefighting

Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Demonstrate correct use of portable fire extinguishers to extinguish simulated fires.
  2. Demonstrate correct use of fire hose reels
  3. Demonstrate correct use of fire blanket.

Required Skills and Knowledge

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills
  • decision-making skills to select correct first attack firefighting equipment for different types of fires
  • effective customer service
  • language, literacy and numeracy skills to:
  • communicate with others in a clear and concise manner
  • read and comply with work instructions and specifications
  • interpersonal skills to relate to people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds
  • skills to work safely when:
  • applying recommended manufacturers’ techniques for operating equipment and fire fighting
  • using firefighting equipment
Required knowledge
  • basic methods of locating a fire
  • correct use of fire extinguishers and hose reels on different classes of fire and implications of incorrect use
  • how fire can be spread by conduction, convection, radiation and direct burning
  • how water pressure influences the discharge distance for hose reels
  • key actions in a fire emergency, commonly known by the acronym RACE:
  • rescue
  • activate alarm
  • confine fire
  • evacuate or extinguish
  • meaning of secondary damage
  • reasons for cooking oil and fat fires requiring special attention
  • theory of fire, including the triangle of combustion
  • types and operation of fire protection equipment classified as first attack equipment