Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment


This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment. It includes demonstrating and explaining to clients how to correctly and safely use portable fire extinguishers, fire hose reels and fire blankets in emergency situations.


The unit is suitable for those with basic skills and knowledge undertaking routine work tasks under the direction of more experienced workers. Students will attain the practical application and understanding required to operate first attack fire fighting equipment and will be able to demonstrate the use of portable fire extinguishers, fire hose reels, and fire blankets to attack fires according to manufacturer requirements.

  • Understand and interpret legislative requirements
  • Understand the classification of fires and the principles of combustion
  • Demonstrate the correct use of portable fire extinguishers to extinguish fires
  • Operating a fire hose reel
  • How to use a fire blanket


This course is delivered over 3 hours, including assessment.

Units of competency

Elective Units

  • CPPFES2005 – Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this unit stipulated in the Training Packages however any participant must be over eighteen (18) years of age.

No student will be permitted to undertake the course if they are under the influence of alcohol, an illegal / illicit substance, or impaired by a prescribed medication and other impairments such as fatigue, mental health issue, or stress.

Assessment requirement

Skills must be demonstrated working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge. Simulated assessment environments will include simulated real-life working environments where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

Delivery mode

Delivery will consist of:

• Face-to-face classroom instruction including guided practice with an experienced trainer.

This method is a combination of face-to-face trainer-led theory classes and practical sessions involving small teams and individual activities for the face-to-face in-house or external training.

Materials or equipment required

We will provide all relevant training equipment and materials to undertake this unit of competency.

Additional information

Your certificate does not have an expiry date, however, industry standards recommend retraining every two years.

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