Domain - Fire and Rescue Services - Vegetation

Domain - Fire and Rescue Services - Vegetation

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Level 2

Operate light portable pumps in a vegetation fire environment

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Version 3

21417 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: . prepare a pump site; . set up a light portable pump; . operate a light portable pump in a vegetation fire situation; . recommission a light portable pump after use; and . restore a pump site.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Level 3

Use navigation tools for an incident

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14565 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of navigational tools used by a fire and emergency agency; . identify and report a location using maps; and . select and use a route for navigation to an incident.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of legislated responsibilities of Rural Fire Officers and a Rural Fire Authority
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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20399 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of legislated responsibilities of a Rural Fire Officer (RFO), and legislated responsibilities of a Rural Fire Authority (RFA).

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of working safely at vegetation fires

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3285 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people attending vegetation fire incidents who will participate in fire suppression or related activities. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: . elements of vegetation fire behaviour; . safe practices during vegetation fire suppression; and . personal safety on the incident ground.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of the use of hand tools and construct a fire line to control vegetation fires

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3286 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard applies to the use of a range of hand tools and knapsack pumps during fire control action. People credited with this unit standard are able to, when controlling vegetation fires: . demonstrate knowledge of the use of hand tools; and . construct a fire line.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Use firefighting deliveries to suppress vegetation fires

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3287 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard applies to the suppression of vegetation fires using firefighting deliveries. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of the types and use of hose and waterway equipment, and procedures used to suppress vegetation fires; and . establish, operate, and make up deliveries in a vegetation fire setting.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Load fire suppressants for aerial operations at vegetation fires

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3288 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for fire and emergency personnel loading fire suppressants for air operations as part of a crew at vegetation fires. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of safe practices when loading aircraft with fire suppressants; . work as part of a crew to set up a site for aircraft loading and filling operations; and . fill helicopter buckets or fixed wing hoppers with fire suppressants to safe load levels.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Carry out hand-operated ignition at prescribed vegetation burning operations

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3289 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: . vegetation burning operations; and . light up vegetative fuels at a prescribed vegetation burning operation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Level 4

Apply Fire Weather Index System data for fire reduction and readiness measures

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14556 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of the Fire Weather Index (FWI) System; . demonstrate knowledge of the FWI tables and their use; and . select fire reduction and readiness measures.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of the fire environment on vegetation fire behaviour

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14564 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: . explain the types and anatomy of vegetation fires; . explain the effects of topography on vegetation fire behaviour; . demonstrate knowledge of the effects of fuels on vegetation fire behaviour; . demonstrate knowledge of effects of weather on vegetation fire behaviour; and . explain the combined effects of fire environment factors on vegetation fire behaviour.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Issue fire permits
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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20398 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for Rural Fire Officers (RFOs) who are involved with the issuing and compliance of fire permits. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of legislation and Rural Fire Authority (RFA) policy on the issue of fire permits; demonstrate knowledge of assessing fire danger and issuing fire permits; and issue fire permits.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Lead a vegetation fire crew

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3291 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for personnel who have responsibility for leading a firefighting crew at vegetation fires. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of incident ground management for leading a crew at a vegetation fire; . explain crew mobilisation procedures in the event of a vegetation fire; . implement assigned work and allocate tasks at a vegetation fire; . supervise a crew, resources and monitoring at a vegetation fire; and . complete recording and reporting procedures following a vegetation fire.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Supervise heavy machinery operations for use at vegetation fires

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3292 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for personnel who supervise heavy machinery operations at rural fires. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of heavy machinery used in vegetation firefighting; . plan heavy machinery vegetation firefighting operations; and . supervise heavy machinery operations at vegetation fires.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Lead a prescribed vegetation burning operation crew

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3294 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for personnel who are required to supervise a crew engaged in the light-up and patrol of prescribed burning operations and for burning out operations at wild fires. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of vegetation burning equipment; . demonstrate knowledge of lighting-up patterns and ignition techniques; . supervise a lighting-up crew; . assess fire environment and fire behaviour during lighting-up operations; and . communicate during a vegetation burning operation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Provide vegetation fire support services

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3299 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to, during a vegetation fire incident: . provide support services; . communicate and action requests; and . maintain records.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Level 5

Investigate origin and cause of vegetation fires

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10615 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of fire determination procedures and responsibilities; . collect and preserve evidence for the determination of the origin and cause of a vegetation fire; . determine area of origin and probable cause of a vegetation fire; and . report on a vegetation fire investigation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Supervise aerial fire suppression operations at vegetation fires

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14563 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for fire and emergency personnel who are required to supervise aerial firefighting operations in a Sector Supervisor role or higher. People credited with this unit standard are able to, for vegetation firefighting operations: . contribute to the overall fire suppression strategy and develop tactical solutions for aerial fire suppression; . direct aerial fire suppression operations; and . monitor and communicate the effectiveness of aerial fire suppression operations.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Manage ground operations at vegetation fires

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Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 3295 and unit standard 3298.

20396 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for personnel managing multiple resources at vegetation fires. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of health and safety obligations at incidents; . plan and implement ground-based fire suppression strategies and tactics at a vegetation fire; . monitor progress of fire behaviour and ground-based suppression operations; and . liaise and report during a vegetation fire.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of the legislated responsibilities of a Principal Rural Fire Officer
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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20397 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: legislation and organisational policies relevant to a Rural Fire Authority (RFA); documentation requirements of an RFA; and Fire Plans.

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Exercise initial response, command, and control for vegetation fire operations

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3290 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for crew leaders who have responsibility for the initial command of suppression operations at vegetation fires. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of the initial command controller''s obligations to health and safety at vegetation fire incidents; . demonstrate knowledge of initial response, command, and resource mobilisation at a vegetation fire incident; . size up the situation and develop an initial IAP; . implement initial IAP; and . complete recording and reporting procedures.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Lead ground support for air operations at vegetation fires

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3293 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for personnel at vegetation fires who have responsibility for leading the ground support component of air operations. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of aircraft requirements in relation to vegetation firefighting; . select landing sites for fixed and rotary wing aircraft at vegetation fires; and . lead ground support operations at vegetation fires.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Manage prescribed vegetation burning operations

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3296 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for fire and rescue personnel who are required to plan, organise and manage prescribed burning operations, including multiple crews and resources. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of light-up patterns for prescribed burning operations; . develop a plan for prescribed burn of vegetation; . prepare for prescribed burn of vegetation; and . manage implementation of vegetation burn plan.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Assess threat from vegetation fire

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3304 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of vegetation fire threat analysis; . assess and evaluate threats from vegetation fire; and . devise strategies to mitigate threat from vegetation fire.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of vegetation fire behaviour

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4648 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for people with responsibilities for vegetation fire presuppression preparedness planning functions and/or for managing vegetation firefighting operations and/or prescribed burning. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: . the vegetation fire environment; . New Zealand weather that affects vegetation fire; . fire science that relates to vegetation fire behaviour; . fire behaviour information for fire pre-suppression and suppression planning; . the New Zealand Fire Danger Rating System (NZFDRS); . the principles of extreme fire behaviour; and . documentation of wildfire behaviour and suppression effectiveness.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Level 6

Manage air operations at vegetation fires

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3297 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for personnel who have responsibility for the overall management of aerial operations at vegetation fires such as an Air Division Manager. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . plan and implement air-based vegetation fire suppression strategies; . monitor fire behaviour and manage aerial operations for vegetation firefighting operations; and . liaise and report aerial operations for vegetation firefighting operations.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Command vegetation fire incidents

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3300 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for personnel in charge of vegetation fires. It sets out the skills that are specific to the command, control and coordination of a number of vegetation fire management operations (ground and air operations, planning and logistics). People credited with this unit standard are able to: . assume control and organise an incident management team; . develop an incident action plan (IAP) for vegetation fire incidents; . implement the IAP for vegetation fire incidents; . re-evaluate the IAP; and . manage communications and reporting during vegetation fire incidents.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Apply knowledge of vegetation fire behaviour for fire management

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4649 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: . explain principles of fire weather and meteorology; . predict vegetation fire behaviour for fire management; . provide fire behaviour information for the development of pre-suppression plans; . provide fire behaviour information for the development of fire suppression strategies and tactics for given rural fire scenarios; and . explain characteristics of fire behaviour for rural and urban interface areas.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Carry out planning activities at rural fire operations

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4650 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of the requirements of a planning team; . compile a situation analysis for rural fire operations; . participate in the development of an incident action plan (IAP) for rural fire operations; . plan for the management of current and anticipated resources for a rural fire incident; . gather, record and disseminate incident information; . organise and coordinate fire briefings; and . develop an incident demobilisation plan.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Data as at 25 June 2022