The PUA20619 Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) is designed for introductory level firefighting and emergency response professionals who respond to disasters and/or incidents that endanger life, property and the environment, as a member of a firefighting team.
The role of a firefighter at this level is to suppress and extinguish fires, undertake rescue, respond to hazardous materials incidents, to protect lives and to prevent the destruction of property and the environment. To prevent fires from starting and to improve community safety, a firefighter’s duties may include participating in community education programs about fire and community safety and contributing to fire inspections of locations to verify adherence to local fire regulations.
This qualification includes the units of competency required by firefighters to respond to urban fire incidents and to perform a range of other related activities. At this level, firefighters generally work under supervision and have limited discretion in selecting equipment, and determining tactics
The fire sector is those sections of government departments, statutory authorities or organisations that have responsibility under jurisdictional arrangements for the delivery of firefighting and fire management services.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.