Domain - Fire and Rescue Services - Structural and Industrial

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Level 2

Demonstrate knowledge of personal safety at fire and other emergency incidents

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3283 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for fire and emergency agency personnel and other emergency service personnel attending fire incidents in a wide range of environments including building structures, ships, and vehicles; and involving fuels such as cellulose, flammable liquids, flammable gases, radioactive materials, oxidising metals, dusts, explosives, and chemicals. People credited with this unit standard are able to, at fire and other emergency incidents, demonstrate knowledge of: . potential hazards; and . protection of personal safety.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Carry out and report on inspections for fire and rescue risk planning
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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3309 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to carry out pre-incident building inspection for fire and rescue risk planning, and prepare and submit documentation.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Check hydrants and water supplies
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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3310 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of requirements relating to the checking of hydrants and water supplies; locate hydrants and carry out inspections; and carry out flow tests and complete reports.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Level 3

Describe the legislative process and the legislation empowering response to fire and emergencies
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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16933 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the process of creating legislation in the New Zealand parliamentary structure; demonstrate knowledge of the hierarchy of compliance requirements; demonstrate knowledge of individual role responsibilities identified in the Fire Service Act 1975; and identify the links between legislation, organisational policy, and operational instructions in fire and rescue services.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of community risk management elements in fire and rescue services
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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16936 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify the key elements of community risk management across community conditions, and use community risk management terminology in specified community risk situations.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of advocacy for a fire and rescue service organisation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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16939 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the term advocacy from a fire and rescue service organisation perspective, and demonstrate knowledge of the application of advocacy interventions from a fire and rescue service organisation perspective.

Standard-setting body:

Fire and Rescue Services Industry Training Organisation The Skills Organisation

Identify principles of fire development in structures and compartments and smoke impact on people
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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16943 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the conditions leading to flashover; the conditions leading to backdraught; the effects of the harmful constituents of smoke on people.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of the establishment and maintenance of a rescue tools staging area
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 25978.

16946 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the siting requirements, rescue tool inventories, and continuing maintenance for tool staging areas; demonstrate knowledge of motorised rescue equipment systems; and identify and describe the use of ancillary systems and processes to support tool-staging activities.

Standard-setting body:

Fire and Rescue Services Industry Training Organisation The Skills Organisation

Apply salvage and overhaul techniques in fire and rescue services
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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16952 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of salvage and overhaul activities undertaken in fire and rescue services; and provide protection to property and people by applying salvage and overhaul techniques to emergency management activities.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Enter and suppress fire in a fire-affected building

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20393 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: . explain the safe entry to a fire-affected building; . make safe an area of operations and enter a fireaffected building; and . use firefighting equipment to suppress fire.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Apply basic ventilation techniques to assist fire and rescue operations
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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20394 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for emergency personnel who are required to work in irrespirable or contaminated atmosphere at emergency incidents and who will be required to carry out actions to ventilate confined spaces. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of hazards, the principles of ventilation, and ventilation equipment used at emergency incidents; carry out ventilation operations to assist fire and rescue operations; and recommission ventilation equipment after fire and rescue operations use.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Provide first aid for trauma and medical emergency situations

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23406 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for fire fighters who attend emergency situations. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . provide resuscitation in an emergency situation; . perform systematic single casualty assessment and treatment in an emergency situation; and . apply triage techniques to a mass casualty situation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of rescue equipment and establish a rescue tool staging area
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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25978 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of rescue equipment; demonstrate knowledge of the siting requirements, rescue equipment and continuing maintenance for tool staging areas; and establish, maintain and make up a tool staging area.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Carry out decontamination procedures in emergency situations

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3312 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for fire and emergency personnel operating under the general command of senior personnel. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . explain decontamination procedures; . prepare and set up decontamination facilities in emergency situations; . decontaminate people, equipment and material in emergency situations; and . carry out decontamination recording and reporting duties.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Level 4

Assess draft building evacuation schemes for approval
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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14559 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the application of legislation relevant to assessing draft building evacuation schemes for approval; initiate procedures for evacuation scheme approval and assess scheme approval documents; and monitor and report on a proposed evacuation scheme.

Standard-setting body:

Fire and Rescue Services Industry Training Organisation The Skills Organisation

Perform specialist rescues in confined spaces

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14562 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of the requirements for safe working practices in confined spaces; . select and operate equipment for rescues from confined spaces; . carry out specialised rescues in confined spaces; and . recommission confined space equipment and complete reports.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Apply legislation in fire and rescue services
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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16934 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: give advice to the public on their rights and responsibilities under legislation in fire and rescue services; and demonstrate knowledge of the application of legislation relevant to fire and rescue emergency operations.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Apply community risk management elements in fire and rescue services
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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16937 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the use of community risk management elements in an organisation''s policies and procedures; apply risk management elements to identified actual and potential risks affecting the local community; and apply risk management elements to identified actual and potential risks affecting the wider community.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Implement an advocacy plan for a fire and rescue service organisation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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16940 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and incorporate suitable communication methodologies in local advocacy plans from a fire and rescue service perspective; act as an advocate for fire and rescue services in the community; and review advocacy interventions.

Standard-setting body:

Fire and Rescue Services Industry Training Organisation The Skills Organisation

Practise casualty care in fire and rescue services during rescue and extrication activities

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16947 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: . describe the consequence and nature of injury to casualties of accidents and entrapment incidents; . take action to provide casualty care in situations of entrapment; and . identify the degree of casualty entrapment and act to facilitate casualty release from wreckage.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Apply rescue techniques for the extrication of entrapped people from vehicle wreckage
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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16949 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the terminology used to describe the construction and component features of vehicles; prepare vehicles for rescue and extrication activities; implement glass management techniques on vehicles; and select and apply methods of providing access to casualties.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Wear and operate breathing apparatus in specialist emergencies
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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20395 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for fire and rescue service personnel in situations requiring the use of self-contained breathing apparatus (BA) primarily for aggressive interior fire attack and other emergencies. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the human respiratory system, and the procedures to be followed when wearing BA; perform BA control procedures in an emergency operation; wear BA in emergency operation situations; manage BA for safe use and survivability in emergency fire and rescue operations; and shut down and recommission BA and specialist equipment.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Conduct drills for fire fighting crews
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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23407 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for officers and senior fire fighters within fire brigades registered by the New Zealand Fire Service Commission and New Zealand Defence Force personnel. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare to conduct drills; conduct drills; and conclude drills, for fire fighting crews.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Operate aerial appliances in emergency situations

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3305 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of aerial appliances required for emergency situations; . select site and prepare an aerial appliance for emergency situations; . position the head of an aerial appliance for emergency situations; . operate ancillary systems required for emergency situations; and . make up an aerial appliance after use and complete reports.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of elements of construction and loads in fixed and mobile property fires
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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3307 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: building construction and services in relation to fire; ship construction, cargoes and services in relation to fire; and vehicle construction, cargoes and services in relation to fire.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Service breathing apparatus equipment
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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3316 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard is for breathing apparatus (BA) technicians of fire and rescue service providers. It does not apply to the recommissioning of BA equipment. People credited with this unit standard are able to: interpret user-reported problems with BA equipment; test the BA equipment; service the BA equipment; and carry out recording duties.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of structural fire behaviour
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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4651 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is primarily for fire officers. People credited with this unit standard are able to identify the behaviour of structural and cladding materials under fire conditions, and predict the likelihood of fire spread.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Level 5

Exercise initial command and control at fuel fires
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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14898 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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The unit standard is for people who will be fulfilling the role of the first arriving incident controller at a fuel fire. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the initial incident controller''s obligations to health and safety at fuel fires; demonstrate knowledge required to control fuel fires; analyse incident, select strategy and tactics, and prepare the IAP for a fuel fire; and manage the IAP at a fuel fire.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Review and apply operational instructions for fire and rescue services in terms of legislative requirements
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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16935 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to review operational instructions in terms of legislation, and apply operational instructions that support the activities of fire and rescue services as statutory bodies.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Apply knowledge of building legislation issues in fire and rescue services
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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16942 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine building compliance against fire and rescue services building construction practices; determine building compliance or non-compliance; and establish the path of corrective actions to achieving building compliance on a case-by-case basis.

Standard-setting body:

Fire and Rescue Services Industry Training Organisation The Skills Organisation

Apply knowledge of advanced fire development in structures and compartments
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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16944 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: classify the processes and conditions governing ignition and flame spread; analyse the fundamentals of advanced fire development; and demonstrate knowledge of fire severity in structure fires.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Identify and control hazards in fire and rescue service operations at accident sites
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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16948 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and control accident scene hazards; prepare for rescue and extrication activities; and identify manufacturer-fitted supplementary restraint systems (SRS) and use safety equipment to protect rescuers and casualties from non-deployed SRS.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Control incident management activities at vehicle accident scenes in fire and rescue services
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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16950 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: interpret and apply the legislation, policies, and procedures relating to a fire and rescue service provider''s response to vehicle accidents; describe the command and control sequences used in the management of vehicle accident scenes; survey, assess, and manage vehicle accident scenes; and maintain emergency response and preparedness capabilities.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Manage ventilation operations to assist fire and rescue operations
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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16951 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of effective use of ventilation and its relationship to building construction type; and manage ventilation operations at an emergency incident.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Conduct an initial investigation into the cause of a structural fire

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24612 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for a fire service Fire Officer in Charge who has the initial responsibility for investigating and reporting the origin and probable cause of a structural fire. People credited with this unit standard are able to, in a structural fire: . demonstrate knowledge of the statutory powers and organisational policy empowering fire and emergency agency personnel to investigate fire cause; . identify and collect evidence from the scene of a structural fire; . determine the origin and probable cause of a structural fire; and . report on the probable cause of a structural fire.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Carry out community fire risk manager duties
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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3284 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: provide community fire risk management advice; apply statutory powers; promote community risk management; and contribute to strategic community fire risk planning.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Exercise initial command and control at hazardous substance emergencies
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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3311 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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The unit standard is for people who will be fulfilling the role of the first arriving incident controller at hazardous substance emergency incidents such as spills, leaks, over-pressure and internal decomposition. This unit standard does not apply to incidents involving hazardous substances that are on fire. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the initial incident controller''s obligations to health and safety at hazardous substance incidents; demonstrate knowledge required to render hazardous substances emergencies safe; analyse incident, select strategy and tactics, and prepare the IAP for a hazardous substance emergency; and manage the IAP at a hazardous substance emergency.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Carry out Incident Ground Safety Officer duties
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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3315 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard is for fire service personnel appointed as Incident Ground Safety Officers in a command function at a multi-agency emergency incident or in a control function at a single agency incident. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the role and responsibilities of an Incident Ground Safety Officer; and identify and respond to hazards, and report on safety during an emergency incident.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Exercise initial command and control at structure fires

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3317 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who will be fulfilling the role of the first arriving incident controller at a structure fire. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of the initial incident controller''s obligations for health and safety at structure fire incidents; . analyse incident, select strategy and tactics, and prepare the IAP for a structure fire; and . manage the IAP at a structure fire.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Explain principles of structural fire
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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4652 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who must develop an understanding of the behaviour of fire in building structures, for the purposes of fire and rescue services, planning or investigation. People credited with this unit standard are able to explain fundamentals of: the process of fire development; fire severity in building compartment fires; fire behaviour tests; and fire growth models.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Level 6

Exercise command at multiple crew emergency incidents
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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10617 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who have command of multiple fire and rescue crews at emergency incidents typically at the rank of Senior Station Officer, Area Commander, Assistant Area Commander, or equivalent rank. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge required for commanding multiple crews at emergency incidents; analyse incidents, review strategy and tactics, and assume command of multiple crews at an emergency incident; develop the IAP and request resources for multiple crews at an emergency incident; and direct and coordinate multiple crews at an emergency incident.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Incorporate community risk management elements into fire and rescue services planning
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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16938 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: evaluate existing and design new risk management treatments for actual and potential risks affecting the local community; evaluate existing and design new risk management treatments for actual and potential risks affecting the wider community; and review applied treatments and provide feedback.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Prepare an advocacy plan for use by a fire and rescue service organisation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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16941 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: clarify fire service organisations and community concerns, issues, and needs requiring advocacy; and plan a course of action for advocacy.

Standard-setting body:

Fire and Rescue Services Industry Training Organisation The Skills Organisation

Substantiate, determine, and report on the cause of structural fires

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16953 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for specialist fire investigation officers who have responsibility for further investigating and substantiating the initial investigations into the origin and cause of structural fires, making the final determination of fire cause, and completing comprehensive fire investigation reports. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of the statutory powers and organisational policy empowering fire and emergency agency personnel to investigate fire cause; . identify, gather, control, and retain evidence from the scene of a structural fire; . determine the area of fire origin, establish fire cause, and develop a profile of related events for a structural fire; and . report on the cause of a structural fire.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Data as at 08 December 2021