This program provides participants with the competencies required to respond to a wildfire, to protect people and assets when combating wildfire. It provides knowledge of fire behaviour, techniques to both respond to and suppress wildfire, enhancing awareness, safety and survival tactics in wildfire situations.
An understanding of operating fire fighting equipment, tactics and techniques to better control wildfire will also be gained. You will also learn about fuel load, moisture content of fuel, topography and fire ground signals, mop-up and patrol activities. Practical activities will ensure that you gain essential skills in the use of wildfire control tools and equipment, are competent to undertake dry and wet wildfire attack and become skilled in detecting hot spots.