Respond to wildfire

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PUAFIR204B, 'Respond to wildfire'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Respond to wildfire' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare to respond to fire

1.1 The location of fire and the most effective route to the fire are obtained taking into account local conditions

1.2 Protective clothing and equipment, food and fluid requirements are identified and relevant preparations undertaken prior to departure

2. Proceed to fire

2.1 The location of the fire is confirmed on approach

2.2 Access to the area is gained with minimum injury to personnel or damage to vehicles, equipment or the environment

2.3 Evidence of fire cause is noted and brought to the attention of the supervisor

3. Obtain and use extinguishing media and equipment

3.1 Nominated media and equipment are located and obtained

3.2 Equipment is used to deliver the nominated media in accordance with the organisation's and manufacturer's procedures

4. Combat wildfire

4.1 Instructions are received, confirmed and implemented in accordance with the organisation's safe work practices and procedures

4.2 Equipment and extinguishing media used are appropriate to wildfire conditions

4.3 Control lines are prepared in accordance with the organisation's procedures

4.4 Equipment is positioned, made ready for use and protected from damage in accordance with the organisation's procedures

4.5 Fire is attacked taking into account wildfire hazards as directed and in accordance with the organisation's procedures

4.6 Evidence of fire cause and area of fire origin are protected

4.7 Communication is maintained at all times in accordance with the organisation's procedures

5. Observe and react to wildfire and weather conditions

5.1 Conditions at the fire are observed and their effect on fire behaviour and development are noted and reported to supervisor

5.2 Weather conditions and changes to fire behaviour are observed and reported to the supervisor

5.3 Variations in terrain, fuel types and fuel arrangements are observed and the effect on fire behaviour is reported to the supervisor as required

5.4 A safe escape route or refuge is identified and maintained at all times

5.5 Communication is maintained with other firefighting personnel and the supervisor throughout operational activities

6. Participate in mop-up and patrol activities

6.1 Mopping-up activities are carried out under direction in accordance with the organisation's procedures

6.2 Patrol of the perimeter or sector of the fire is maintained in accordance with the organisation's procedures

7. Assist in ancillary operations

7.1 Activities to complement firefighting operations are carried out as directed and according to the organisation's procedure

8. Recover and store equipment

8.1 Equipment and consumables are recovered as directed

8.2 Equipment is stored in accordance with the organisation's procedures

8.3 Cleaning and maintenance are carried out in accordance with the organisation's procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAFIR204B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA20601 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
  • PUA20701 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)
  • FPI30105 - Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management
  • FPI30205 - Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage
  • FPI20105 - Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management
  • FPI20205 - Certificate II in Harvesting and Haulage
  • AHC31510 - Certificate III in Indigenous Land Management
  • AHC31610 - Certificate III in Lands, Parks and Wildlife
  • AHC21010 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture
  • AHC31410 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management