The PUA30622 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) is designed for experienced firefighting and emergency response professionals who respond to disasters and/or incidents that endanger life, property and the environment.
The role of a firefighter is to suppresses and extinguish fires, undertake rescues, respond to hazardous materials incidents, protect lives and to prevent the destruction of property and the environment. At this level, firefighters are expected to make informed, timely and confident decisions working as a member of a firefighting team under limited supervision.
To prevent fires from starting and to improve community safety a firefighter’s duties may include conducting community education programs about fire safety and undertaking fire inspections of locations to verify adherence to local fire regulations.
This qualification includes the units of competency required by firefighters to suppress urban fires and respond to hazardous materials and to perform a range of other related activities. It typically involves some 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.