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Control measure
Select an appropriate firefighting method


Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Use the appropriate method to effectively and efficiently extinguish fire

Understand the following regarding incidents involving fire:

  • Fire tetrahedron
  • Physics of combustion
  • Chemistry of combustion
  • Classification of fires
  • Methods of extinguishing fire

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Select the correct firefighting method

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Select appropriate firefighting methods for various situations and classifications of fire
  • Use cooling to fight fire
  • Use smothering to fight fire
  • Use starvation to fight fire
  • Assess the status of other firefighting activities to justify current actions and ensure safe working practices