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About our Fire Fighting Courses and
Training Information

Our basic fire fighting training will equip employees to prevent fires and
to contain and/or extinguish an incipient-stage fire. Fire fighting training
includes emergency evacuation procedures and how to alert the fire
department.

We offer two basic Fire Fighting courses and a
Breathing Apparatus training course:

Basic Fire fighting Training
SAQA registered Unit Standard: 252250, 'Apply fire fighting techniques'
This basic fire fighting course covers procedures required for dealing
with insipient-stage fires in the workplace. It is a hands-on, practical
course in basic fire fighting but also includes formal instruction on various
aspects of fire and fire behaviour, fire prevention and evacuation
procedures, basic fire equipment and fire fighting procedures.

For further information on this course and its contents kindly refer to the
dedicated page for the Basic Fire Fighting course.

Extended Basic Fire fighting Training Course
SAQA registered Unit Standard: 12484, 'Perform basic fire fighting'
This extended basic fire fighting course will be enable learners to identify
different classes of fires, and to contain, prevent and extinguish different
types of fires by operating basic firefighting equipment.
This basic extended fire fighting course is a hands-on, practical course.
It includes formal instruction on fire prevention and evacuation
procedures, fire and fire behaviour, fire-fighting equipment including fire
extinguishers, hoses and hydrants, basic fire fighting procedures and
techniques and basic life support and emergency first aid care for burns.

For further information on this course and its contents kindly refer to the
dedicated page for the Extended Basic Fire Fighting course.

Breathing Apparatus Training Course
SAQA US ID 242852, 'Use a self-contained breathing apparatus'
This breathing apparatus training course will enable the learner to use a
self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) safely and effectively during
normal occupational assignments and emergency operations. Training in
the correct use of breathing apparatus will give the learner fundamental
knowledge and skills to ensure that respiratory protection is not
intentionally compromised, and that they retire from hazardous areas
before their air is depleted.

For further information on this course and its contents kindly refer to the
dedicated page for the Breathing Apparatus Training course.

 




•  Our insipient/basic fire training courses consist of workshops in which
   formal instruction on various aspects of fire theory are given including
   fire prevention, procedures for employees in the event of a fire, under-
   standing the nature and chemistry of combustion, fire behaviour, the
   sources and classes of fire and extinguishing methods. Practical
   demonstrations, using the appropriate basic firefighting equipment are
   conducted and exercises and assessment opportunities are given as
   part of the fire fighting training.

•  Learners are given the opportunity to put out a fire themselves using the
   appropriate firefighting equipment. Training in insipient stage fire fighting
   includes selecting the correct type of fire extinguishers for a specific
   class of fire. Basic training in fire fighting also equips learners to use a
   wall-mounted reel hose.

•  Our audio visual aids include Power Point and video presentations.

•  The training manual consists of modules. Learning objectives are stated
   for each module in the manual and learners are presented with course
   information and summaries to assist them achieve these objectives. The
   manual also contains self-assessment activities, which will help
   learners to monitor their progress.

•  The course is concluded with formal learner assessment and each
   learner is required to extinguish a fire within a controlled environment.
   Every effort is made to ensure that assessment practices are relevant,
   transparent and fair.

•  Certificates will be given on successful completion of the course.

•  As part of IEFA's ongoing support, fire teams are encouraged to
   participate in the fire competitions held every two years.

•  Courses are run at our training centre where there is ample safe
   parking. Alternatively courses may be run on site if a suitable controlled
   environment is available.

 
         
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CURRENT COURSE STRUCTURES FOR FIRE TRAINING
     
Basic Fire Training 8 hours Minimum 8 students
Extended Basic Fire Training 16 hours Minimum 8 students
Breathing Apparatus Training 8 hours Maximum 8 students
     
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