FIREFIGHTER INITIAL SYLLABUS
Structured Learning Programme designed for those seeking a career in the airport fire service. Duration of the course is 210 hours (excluding meal breaks).
To enable delegates to acquire knowledge skills and understanding appropriate to the airport fire fighter role.
As a result of actively participating in the course delegates will be able to achieve knowledge, skills and understanding to demonstrate competence against CAP 699 Firefighter Role Map core elements:
AFF1 Gather and manage information to mobilise a fire and rescue response
AFF2 Site and position fire service vehicles at an incident site
AFF3 Extinguish fire at aircraft accidents
AFF4 Save and preserve endangered life at incidents
AFF5 Respond to operational incidents requiring breathing apparatus
AFF 6 Operate fire service water pumps, monitors and high reach extendable turrets (HRET) (HRET not achievable at FTG training centre)
AFF 7 Working at height in fire and rescue
In addition delegates will develop a knowledge and understanding of:
AFF8 Protect life and environment from the effects of hazardous materials
AFF9 Incidents involving military aircraft
AFF11 Aerodrome emergency planning
Delegates attending the Firefighter Initial Course must have the capacity to absorb technical information and physical capability to participate safely as a team member in all practical aspects of the programme. Delegates must be in possession of a valid passport or photo type driving license to enable issue of airside student pass
All delegates attending the Structured Learning Programme must provide evidence of medical assessment in form of a letter from occupational health practitioner or General Practice Doctor.
A Certificate of Competence detailing the CAP 699 Performance Criteria for the elements achieved within the training centre’s Structured Learning Programme will be awarded to delegates demonstrating competence in knowledge, skills and understanding following a formal process involving written, oral and practical assessment. The certificate is valid for period of four years provided knowledge skills and understanding are maintained in accordance with CAA guidelines