Fire and Rescue

Effective fire management is becoming ever more dangerous and complicated. It is primarily due to climate change, the expansion of the rural/urban interface and the buildup of flammable vegetation. Organisations need to engage in an innovative three-part strategy: ecosystem restoration, community preparedness and fire response to meet the challenge. Our training solutions align with this strategy, and therefore, vastly increase resource efficiency and effectiveness during operations.



This Learning Unit covers support operations at fire incidents, single-person high-angle rope rescue (level 1) and fire-ground operations necessary to ensure life safety. The learner will perform tasks in support of and to enhance the effectiveness of life safety and fire control efforts at a fire incident, and be able to pursue a career in an emergency service.


Units Standards – 242853 | 115216 | 242850

Explain fire behaviour.
Understand basic building construction in the context of the effects of fire.
Set up ground ladders.
Force entry into premises and structure.
Perform ventilation safely.
Conduct loss control activities.
Illuminate the emergency scene.
Control building utilities.
Protect evidence of fire cause and origin.
Access areas using single person rope work skills, lower equipment and basic rig systems safely.
Perform all tasks safely, effectively and efficiently.
Secure an adequate water supply.
Extinguish fires in exterior Class A materials.
Extinguish a motor vehicle fire.
Control an interior structure fire.
Extinguish an ignitable liquid fire.
Control a flammable gas cylinder fire.
Conduct a search and rescue operation in a structure.

Cost: Available on request
Duration: Available on request
Accreditation: LG SETA


This Learning Unit covers Occupational Health and Safety, first aid, fire safety and rescue operations at incidents.


Units Standards – 242668 | 254220 | 115224 | 242855 | 242859

Understand the basic principles of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (OHSA) and accompanying Regulations.
Explain the requirements for minimum compliance stipulated in the Act.
Interpret the management controls required to achieve compliance.
Understand the record keeping required by the Act.
Explain the obligations of managers regarding communication and training.
Explain the principles of advanced primary emergency care in all health emergencies.
Sustain advanced level of preparedness to deal with emergencies in the workplace.
Assess and manage a multiple injured emergency scene/disaster in the workplace.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology of the human body and the specific disorders and diseases relating to each system.
Apply primary emergency life support for adults in the workplace.
Explain and manage shock.
Conduct a secondary assessment of the sick or injured person(s) and maintain appropriate primary emergency care.
Reduce the risks of loss due to fire through hazard identification, inspection and education.
Size up a vehicle rescue incident.
Establish scene safety.
Stabilise a vehicle.
Determine and create access and egress points for rescue.
Disentangle and remove victim(s) from a motor vehicle, working as a member of a team.
Terminate a vehicle rescue incident.
Function effectively within the context of an emergency service organisation.
Communicate emergency and non-emergency information.
Perform basic emergency scene activities safely.

Cost: Available on request
Duration: Available on request
Accreditation: LG SETA


This Learning Unit covers hazardous materials for first responders at awareness and operational level.


Units Standards – 115223 | 115217

Identify the presence of hazardous materials (explosives, gasses, flammable liquids, flammable solids, oxidisers and peroxides, poisons and etiological substances, radioactive materials, corrosives, miscellaneous dangerous goods/substances), and incidents, and take the relevant precautionary measures.
Control and confinement of hazardous materials operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available.

Cost: Available on request
Duration: Available on request
Accreditation: LG SETA


This Learning Unit covers fire service equipment use and maintenance, as well as professional ethics in the organisation.


Units Standards – 115222 | 110057 | 242852 | 252217

Care for and inspect basic emergency service equipment safely.
Conduct a self-evaluation of own progress and development.
Describe the code of conduct and ethical issues.
Adhere to the code of conduct.
Identify and understand the ethical issues in the organisation.
Explain the physiology of respiration.
Explain the nature and characteristics of typical hazardous atmospheres.
Explain the limitations of a self-contained breathing apparatus.
Describe the components of a self-contained breathing apparatus and their functions.
Inspect and maintain a self-contained breathing apparatus in a state of readiness.
Work in an area of obscured visibility while wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus.

Cost: Available on request
Duration: Available on request
Accreditation: LG SETA


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