Posted February 04, 2019 10:00:56 A new firefighting course in the ACT is being opened to the community and has been set to open to members of the public this week.
The ACT Fire Services Association said the new Fire Fighting Training Course was designed to train people who want to become firefighters, and is expected to start with the basic classes for new recruits.
“Our Firefighters will have a wide range of skills and experience, which we want to encourage them to hone,” said CFSAA president Tony Leung.
The courses will be open for registration on Wednesday, March 5.
Firefighters have been asked to wear blue uniforms with the name and number of the fire service attached.
The course is also expected to be offered in partnership with the Australian Firefighters Federation, which said it was working to secure funds for the course.
“We hope to raise $30,000 for the training and a large part of that will go towards the registration fee, which will help cover the costs of administering the course,” CFSAFF president Tony Rocha said.
CFSAB President Tony Leau said the course was an opportunity for members to learn skills in fire fighting that would be useful to their careers. “
There are some people that are not going to be ready to join the fire department, but we believe this is a great opportunity to get them trained and get them to know the service better.”
CFSAB President Tony Leau said the course was an opportunity for members to learn skills in fire fighting that would be useful to their careers.
“The courses are being run on a volunteer basis so we want members of our community to come to our meetings and learn from the people we work with and share their knowledge and experiences,” he said.
Firefighting training in the Northern Territory is open to all people.
The NSW Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) said the program was being developed to address the needs of its members.
“DFES provides firefighters with the skills and knowledge to be successful in all aspects of their careers and they are currently providing a range of opportunities for new and existing members,” DFES spokeswoman Jenny Williams said.
The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPPI) said members of its new apprentice fire fighter training program were being trained on the basics of fire fighting.
“This program is being designed to assist the Firefighter Training Program, which is comprised of a range the skills required for frontline frontline firefighter roles,” a spokesperson said.
It said the training was expected to run from mid-February to the end of April.
The apprentice program is expected in the Southern Territory in the near future.
“DPPI will continue to monitor the implementation of the program and make sure we are making sure it is operating in the best interests of our members,” the spokesperson said