Training page.

 

This page has been designed to notifiy all members of upcoming training that will take place in the district, here you can nominate your self for the course and view available course that you may wish to attend. Please note that you will still be required to sign a nomination form before it is submitted, however you can nominate for a course from home or work.

 

At the bottom of the page you'll find the new "FUEL" training module where you can complete the Safety Induction, Volunteer Induction and the Basic Bush Fire course. NSW Rural Fire Service has designed Fuel to ensure content is available to the widest possible audience, on a broad range of browsers and operating systems, including readers using assistive technology or accessibility features. 

BUSH FIREFIGHTER

Bush Firefighter (BF) is an internal NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) mainstream program for members to carry out bush firefighting activities under direct supervision. It is designed to enable suitable members to operate within a supervised team of firefighters using relevant equipment and communications to control bush fires safely and effectively.

 

This course can be complete in person ( face to face) or online through the "FUEL" training module.

VILLAGE FIREFIGHTER

Village Firefighter (VF) is an internal NSW RFS mainstream program for members to carry out small structural, vehicle and similar "village" firefighting activities under supervision. It is designed to enable suitable members to work within a supervised team of firefighters using relevant equipment and communications to control village type fires safely and effectively.

ADVANCED FIRE FIGHTER

This course is targeted at members who have sucessfully completed VF and are looking at becoming Crew Leaders or assisting crews within the brigade. This course also goes into fire behaviour, fire patterns, how weather affects fire and so on.

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FIRST AID APPLICATION

First Aid Application (FAA) is an internal NSW RFS, specialist program aligned with a relevant national unit of competency from the Health Training Package and satisfying the requirements for first aid

certification in NSW. It is designed to take a member with Bush Firefighter (BF), Bush
Firefighter Support (BFS) or Bush Firefighter Grassland (BFG) certification and train them in first aid knowledge and skills.

 

1st Aid is a compulsory qaulification for you to be nominated for a BAO course.

ADVANCED RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART) is an internal NSW RFS specialist program. It is designed to take a member with First Aid Application (FAA) or equivalent certification, and train them in advanced resuscitation techniques using oxygen resuscitation equipment, oropharyngeal airways, suction devices, and an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

TRAFFIC CONTROL OPERATOR

The Traffic Control Operator (TCO) program is for members earmarked to
be specifically responded or deployed to undertake traffic control duties at emergencies and community events.
The TCO program covers the role, responsibilities and requirements of
Traffic Controllers for emergency services. It does not provide commercial accreditation for Traffic Control work.

Note: TCO certification is not a requirement for general firefighters who might occasionally need to control or warn traffic in association with the response to a roadside emergency or similar activity in accordance with NSW RFS ‘Safe Working on Roads’ procedures.

 

 

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SAFE WORKING ON ROOFS

The SWR program provides knowledge and skills relating to working safely on roofs, in a variety of operations, to members of all brigades. The program is designed to provide the minimum standard needed for members to actively participate in emergency operations, such as storm damage and structure fire salvage, involving working on roofs.

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CREW LEADER SUPERVISION

Crew Leader (CL) is an internal NSW RFS mainstream program for members who supervise crews at incidents. It is designed to take a member with existing Advanced Firefighter (AF) competencies and enable them to lead a crew. “Leading a crew” in this context includes being an Incident Controller of a small incident; or a crew leader, strike team leader or sector commander within a larger chain of command at a larger incident. It also
includes smoothly controlling a rapidly expanding incident from the initial response until handing over control to a more senior officer.

 

Crew Leader Supervison is compulsory to lead any crew at an incident.

 

 

CREW LEADER WILDFIRE

Crew Leader (CL) is an internal NSW RFS mainstream program for members who supervise crews at incidents. It is designed to take a member with existing Advanced Firefighter (AF) competencies and enable them to lead a crew. "Leading a crew" in this context includes being an Incident Controller of a small incident; or a crew leader, strike team leader or sector commander within a larger chain of command at a larger incident. It also includes smoothly controlling a rapidly expanding incident from the initial response until handing over control to a more senior officer.

 

Crew Leader Wildfire is compulsory to lead any crew at an wildfire incident.

CREW LEADER VILLAGE

Crew Leader (CL) is an internal NSW RFS mainstream program for members who supervise crews at incidents. It is designed to take a member with existing Advanced Firefighter (AF) competencies and enable them to lead a crew. “Leading a crew” in this context includes being an Incident Controller of a small incident; or a crew leader, strike team leader or sector
commander within a larger chain of command at a larger incident. It also
includes smoothly controlling a rapidly expanding incident from the initial response until handing over control to a more senior officer.

 

Crew Leader Village is compulsory to lead any crew at an Village incident.

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Breathing Apparatus Operator

Breathing Apparatus Operator (BAO) is an internal NSW RFS, specialist program for members who undertake interior structural (or similar) firefighting using compressed air breathing apparatus (CABA). It is designed to take a member with existing Village Firefighter (VF) knowledge and skills, and enable them to attack fires inside structures and carry out similar activities using breathing apparatus, when safe.

VF,1st Aid and BA medical are requirments before being enrolled in this course

RURAL FIRE DRIVING

Rural Fire Driving (RFD) is a NSW RFS specialist program for members who
drive NSW RFS vehicles on road under a range of operational conditions, including emergency and non-emergency driving. RFD is designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to drive
safely by adopting a low risk driving attitude and behaviour that reduces the possibility of the driver being involved in a driving accident.

OFF ROAD DRIVING

The Off Road Driving (ORD) program is targeted at NSW RFS members with an appropriate driver’s licence, and Rural Fire Driving (RFD) whodrive NSW RFS vehicles under a range of off road conditions.

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Below you will find a pdf version of the training nomination form that can be completed and submitted to the training officer for any course that you wish to be nominated for.