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Revision of Fire and Rescue Services - Generic Fire Fighting unit standard 3267





Fire and Rescue Services

Fire and Rescue Services - Generic Fire Fighting



The Fire and Rescue Services Industry Training Organisation has completed the revision of the unit standard listed above.


Date new version published                                                             July 2011


Planned review date                                                                           December 2014




Industry feedback identified that a number of trainees in the fire and rescue services industry were unable to meet the unit standard's requirement to drive and position an emergency vehicle at a minimum of three emergency events under real conditions.  These trainees were unable to meet this requirement because their brigade or fire force does not attend enough emergency events.


Therefore, the standard was revised to allow assessment to take place under simulated conditions.  This change will facilitate recognition of trainees' fire and rescue vehicle driving knowledge and skills.


Consultation involved feedback from a wide range of industry representatives from the Department of Conservation, New Zealand Fire Service, New Zealand Defence Force, and Territorial Authorities.  The Fire and Rescue Services Industry Training Organisation's Industry Technical Advisory Group endorsed the revised version of this unit standard.


Main changes


Explanatory Note 4 was amended to allow assessment under simulated conditions.