What training does the Stirling CFS do? What are we trained in, what is available?

Training Available:

Because Stirling provides a structural, road crash and hazmat response to the local area and surround districts members can be trained in all disciplines – rural fire fighting, structural fire fighting, BA, road crash and  Hazmat. The are also leadership and command courses offered to more experienced members.

Fire fighting

  • Basic Fire fighting 1, (known as BFF1) is a collection of nationally accredited modules to introduce the basics of fire & rescue work
  • Suppress Wildfire (PUAFIR303A) (Nationally accredited)
  • Operate Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus, Open Circuit (PUAFIR207B) (Nationally accredited)
  • Compartment Fire Behaviour module (AFAC 1.05)
  • Flammable Liquids (LPG) training workshops
  • Check Installed Fire Safety Systems (PUAFIR206B)

Rescue and Hazmat

  • Apply First Aid
  • Advanced Oxygen resuscitation (Oxygen therapy and Automated external de-fibrillation)
  • Undertake Road Accident Rescue (PUASAR002A) (Nationally accredited)
  • Participate in Rescue operation (Rope rescue)
  • Render Hazardous Materials Incidents Safe (PUAFIR306A)
  • Employ Personal Protection at a Hazardous Materials Incident (PUAFIR308A)
  • Monitor Hazardous Atmospheres (PUAFIR307A)
  • Operate and Maintain Chainsaws (RTC2304A)
  • Operate and Maintain Reciprocating Saws
  • Operate and Maintain Cutoff Saws
  • Urban Search and Rescue Category 1


Other courses

  • Safe Off-road Driving
  • Drive Under Operation Conditions
  • AIIMS incident management
  • Frontline Leadership
  • Tactical Command and Leadership
  • Supervise Response (PUAOPE001B)
  • Navigate in Urban and Rural Environments (PUAOPE003A) (Including map reading and navigation)
  • SPAM (Stress Prevention And Management)
  • Provide Training Through Instruction and Demonstration of Work Skills (TAADEL301C)
  • Participate in assessment validation (TAAASS404B)
  • Assess Competence (TAAASS402C)
  • Plan and Organise Assessment (TAAASS401C)
  • GRN Network

Positions may also be available to train in courses like defensive driving, confined space entry, working at heights, or the multi agency response team.

All fire-fighters are trained to fight bushfires and attend minor road crashes in the basic fire fighter training. All other courses are optional, but Stirling encourages members to be trained in all the disciplines, so that we can crew an appliance with appropriately skilled FF – what the community expects.