Skip to main content

Developed and maintained
by the NFCC

Control measure
Select appropriate firefighting media

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Use the appropriate media to effectively and efficiently extinguish fire

Understand the use of the following:

  • Water
  • Foam
  • Dry chemical powders
  • Carbon dioxide, vaporising liquids and inert gases

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Select the correct firefighting media

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Select appropriate firefighting media for various situations and classifications of fire
  • Use water to extinguish fire
  • Use foam to extinguish fire
  • Use dry chemical powder to extinguish fire
  • Use carbon dioxide, vaporising liquids and inert gases to extinguish fire
  • Assess the status of other firefighting activities to justify current actions and ensure safe working practices