FIRE AND EMERGENCY WORKERS – UNIT GROUP 4412

General Description

FIRE AND EMERGENCY WORKERS attend emergencies to minimise risk to community safety and security and protect life and property.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 3

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

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

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • NZQF 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.

 

Task Information

  • 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

 

Occupations in this group:

(1)441211 EMERGENCY SERVICE WORKER

Alternative Title: Emergency Response Officer
Attends the scene of emergencies to minimise risk to community safety and security.

Specialisation: Industrial Paramedic

(2)441212 FIRE FIGHTER
Responds to fire alarms and emergency calls, controls and extinguishes fires, and protects life and property. Registration or licensing may be required.

Specialisations: Fire Engineer (Army)、Fire Prevention Officer、Leading Firefighter

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