Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and Orientation

  • 2

    Module 1: Background and Fire Awareness

    • Introduction

    • Original Uses of Fire

    • Manufacture of Fire

    • Fire and the Growth of Civilization

    • The Destructive Power of Fire

    • The Destructive Power of Fire Closer to Home and More Recent

  • 3

    Module 2: Fire Safety and General Hazards

    • Fire Safety

    • Heater Safety

    • Candle Safety

    • Kitchen Fires

    • Do you know your fire hazards?

  • 4

    Module 3: Components / Elements of Fire

    • Basic Elements of Fire

    • Do you know the main elements of fire?

    • Combustion

    • Heat

    • Fuel

    • Oxygen

  • 5

    Module 4: The Spread of Fires

    • Conduction

    • Convection

    • Radiation

    • The Spread of Fire: an Example

    • How do fires spread?

    • BLEVE: an Overview

    • BLEVE: a Demonstration

    • BLEVE: a Documented Example

  • 6

    Module 5: Fighting Fires

    • The Burning Process/Products of Combustion

    • Steps to Follow When There is a Fire

    • Do you know what steps to follow when there is a fire?

    • When Not to Fight a Fire

    • Do you know when not to fight a fire?

    • Know What is Burning

    • Classes of Fuels

    • Do you know your classes of fuels?

    • Fighting Fires

    • Methods of Fighting Fires

    • What are the methods of fighting fires?

  • 7

    Module 6: Fire-Extinguishing Mediums

    • Application Techniques

    • Application techniques of fire extinguisher?

    • Priorities When Fighting Fires

    • Different Techniques to Fight Fires

    • What do you do when the fire is out?

    • Who to fight fires?

  • 8

    Module 7: Fire Extinguishers

    • Types of Extinguishers

    • Water

    • What are fire hose reels used for?

    • Fire Buckets

    • DCP (Dry Chemical Powder) Fire Extinguishers

    • How does dry chemical powder work?

    • CO2 Fire Extinguishers

    • What are class B fire extinguishers used for?

    • Fire Blankets

    • What are class C fire extinguishers used for?

    • Fire Hydrants

    • What can water be used for?

    • Method of Operation

    • P.A.S.S. Overview

    • Do you know how to discharge a fire extinguisher?

    • Do you know what P.A.S.S. stands for?

  • 9

    Module 8: Placement Care and Maintenance of Fire Extinguishers and other Equipment

    • Important Information

  • 10

    Module 9: Basic First Aid for Burns

    • Types of Burns

    • Recognizing burns

    • Burn Treatment

  • 11

    Module 10: Evacuation

    • Evacuation: Procedures

    • If you are Trapped inside the Building

    • Do you now know what to do if you are trapped inside the building?

    • Evacuation Plans

    • Emergency Plans Basics

    • [Sample] Appointment Letter

    • Who are the key personnel in an emergency?

    • Fire & Safety Signage and Symbols

    • True or False Questionnaire

  • 12

    Summary of Key Points & Annexures

    • Summary of Key Points

    • Industry Fire Safety Checklist

    • Monthly Fire Equipment Checklist

    • Regulations

    • Important Telephone Numbers

    • Disclaimer & Copyright

  • 13

    Final Feedback

    • Assess your own understanding and progress against the Unit Standard 12484

  • 14

    Workplace Assignment

    • Practical assignment