The unit includes an application of the Fire Brigade Intervention Model (FBIM) to fire situations, and emphasizes knowledge about the capabilities of fire brigade equipment including trucks, water pumps, scaffolding, and hoses. Students will be given hands-on-experience of operating the equipment during a field visit to the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board.
VQB5612 - Scientific Principles for Fire Professionals
|1.||Articulate appropriate responses to a variety of building fire safety events|
|2.||Assess the fire safety and associated risks of a building|
|3.||Evaluate various fire safety system options and analyse how these systems affect building fire safety;|
|4.||Critically review the role and capabilities of fire brigade; and|
|5.||Assess occupational health and safety issues related to fire fighting and rescue operations.|
|Assignment||Assignment 1: Fire prevention and fire spread (1500 words)||30%|
|Assignment||Assignment 2: Fire dynamics (2000 words)||45%|
|Report||Workplace Assessment (1000 words)||25%|
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