Personnel nominated shall be qualified as an airport firefighter, be medically fit and be capable of absorbing the technical and practical aspects of this program. They should also be in the role of Firefighter and have at least two years operational experience at an airport. Copies of Pre-Requisite must be attached to application.

To provide technical and practical training for personnel who are capable of undertaking the first stage of Fire Service Management and whose role on return to station will include that of training crews in the skills of firefighting and rescue techniques at both a technical and practical level and to assist the Platoon Chief in command and control at an aircraft incident. Upon completion of the structured learning program the learner will possess the appropriate level of technical and practical competency which will allow them, with some supervision, to:

•Be the Crew Commander of an airport fire appliance.
•Plan and conduct a training program, within health and safety guidelines, to cover the basic skill requirements for Firefighters at a licensed airport.
•Apply command and control procedures at an aircraft incident.

This program is designed for personnel with previous Fire Service experience and provides comprehensive instruction covering the role of Crew Commander including:

•Managing the safety of others.
•Operational tactics and techniques.
•Effective deployment of equipment and personnel.
•The ability to take command and control of a vehicle or sector.


At the end of this program the student will be able to:

•Identify the training needs as defined in relevant Aviation regulations.
•Define the requirements for the need for teamwork and leadership.
•State the legislative requirements for licensed aerodromes as detailed in relevant Aviation regulations.
•State the requirements for submitting plans for future resource needs.
•Define the role and responsibility of the Crew Commander (Incident Command System).
•Identify the need for managing the safety of others.
•Apply communications procedures applicable to the role of Crew Commander at aircraft accidents/incidents.
•State the requirements for the implementation of breathing apparatus control procedures and subsequent actions.
•Identify the need for Post-Accident investigation.
•State the actions of a Crew Commander at aircraft accidents/incidents and the appropriate tactics and techniques.
•Demonstrate the competence in the command and control of a vehicle or sector at simulated aircraft accidents/incidents.
•State the principals involved in the management and planning of training sessions.
•Identify the classifications of dangerous goods.
•Discuss the appropriate tactics and techniques at aircraft accidents/incidents through syndicate exercises.
•Apply decision making principles in command and control situations using computer simulation.
•Discuss the principles of emergency decontamination.

Course Duration: 15 days

Course Hours: 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

Payment must be made when registering for courses. We reserve the right to cancel seven days prior to any course in which the minimum registration is not achieved.

Student must bring:
All required learning aids are provided. Practical Fire Fighting exercises will be performed as part of this course, Full PPE is required and is available for lease for the course or students may bring their own. MSA Breathing Apparatus and bottles are supplied.

Please inquire for course availability.


Price: $3,151.81

Available Classes

Class Scheduled Dates Registration Deadline

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