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Suppress Urban Fire Course

Course Description

This highly practical and interactive program provides the knowledge and skills for Emergency Responders and those who require skills in the ability to fight fires to work as a member of a team under limited supervision when suppressing an urban fire.

It includes responding to fires and determining extinguishing media, equipment and structural fire behaviour. It also includes protecting people; how to attack fires, ventilate structures, observe and react to fire conditions; undertake ancillary firefighting operations and complete operations.

The unit applies to personnel required to suppress a range of different types of structure and non-structure fires where there is the potential for multiple hazards to be present.

Unit of Competency

  • PUAFIR302 Suppress urban fire 

Course Outline

  • Initiate response to fire
  • Determine extinguishing media and equipment and organisational procedures
  • Determine structural fire behaviour
  • Protect people
  • Attack fire
  • Ventilate structure
  • Observe and react to fire conditions
  • Undertake ancillary firefighting operations
  • Operate breathing apparatus
  • Complete operations including equipment refurbishment

Mode of Delivery

This course will be delivered via face to face or can be delivered as a blend of self-paced online and face-to-face facilitation.

For individuals, we offer scheduled training programs in the Illawarra region on the scheduled dates listed above, choose a date suitable to you.

For group bookings, we can provide this training at one of our leading training facilities or at your site as required, simply click “Get a Quote” to find out more and arrange suitable dates.



This course is scheduled for:

3 days of face-to-face learning and assessment

Pre-Requisite and Entry Requirements

Students must hold certification for the following units of competency for enrolment into this course and must supply their credential at the time of enrolment:

  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • PUAFIR203 Respond to urban fire

Students holding a previous certification for the units of competency and are seeking recognition must supply their credential at the time of enrolment.

Students must have language, literacy and numeracy skills (LLN) to interpret and apply relevant information to commence learning in this program. An LLN assessment may be conducted upon receipt of enrolment application to ensure each student has the appropriate level of skills required to undertake this course.

Note: Individuals within the fire sector must hold HLTAID011 Provide First Aid and PUAFIR203 Respond to urban fire for entry into this course. If you do not hold HLTAID011 and PUAFIR203 please Contact Us before enrolling. 


    Students who successfully complete this course and demonstrate competence will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment under the Australian Qualifications Framework. The certification will be issued by Risk Response and Rescue (RTO 90774).


    • $1,500 per person
    • For group bookings please click “Get a Quote” to find out more or Contact Us

    Course Inclusions

    All course materials, handouts and personal protective equipment will be provided.

    Student Requirements

    Due to the nature of this course, students must be physically fit and able to carry at least 20 kgs of weight and climb stairs and be clean shaven to effectively wear breathing apparatus and be current in operate breathing apparatus open circuit operations.

    Students must wear appropriate clothing and footwear when attending face-to-face sessions.

    Refer to the Participant Information Handbook for information about our policies and procedures.

    *Learning and assessment hours will vary depending on your existing skills, underpinning knowledge and prior experience and your commitment to your learning and practical application of activities.