Demonstrate First Attack Firefighting Equipment

3 Hours

Max Students:

Designed for:
This course is suitable to employees who are responsible for demonstrating how to interpret and follow manufacturers’ instructions on various first attack firefighting equipment in emergency situations.



Pre-entry Requirements:
• Enclosed shoes, long pants and long sleeve shirt
• Fitness to Participate

This unit of competency specifies the outcome required to demonstrate the use of portable fire extinguisher, fire hose reels and fire blankets. This unit of competency supports fire protection equipment service technicians responsible for demonstrating to customers how to interpret and follow manufactures’ instructions on various first attack firefighting equipment in emergency situations. Work in this area must be completed according to relevant legislative, industry, customer and organisational requirements, including Occupational / Workplace Health & Safety (OHS/WHS) policies and procedures. Different states and territories may have regulatory mechanisms that apply to this unit


Specific skills are required to achieve the performance criteria in this course these are as follows:

  • Fire Tetrahedron
  • Customer Service
  • Raising the alarm
  • Fire Safety & Evacuation
  • Classes of Fire
  • Types of Fire Extinguishers
  • Safety procedures when fighting fires
  • Firefighting Tactics
  • Practical Fire Extinguisher, Fire Blanket & Fire Hose Reel scenarios

Unit of Competency

CPPFES2005A Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment

Students learning outcomes will be assessed using practical activities designed to simulate a workplace incident and written or oral questions as appropriate. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

Delivery Method:
Classroom theory via PowerPoint presentations, including audio-visual material and practical activities that simulate workplace incidents relating to fire.

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