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Control measure
Select the appropriate firefighting technique


Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Use the appropriate technique to effectively and efficiently extinguish fire

Understand the following techniques:

  • Gas cooling
  • Direct firefighting
  • Controlled burning
  • Firebreaks
  • Using flow rates

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Select the correct firefighting techniques

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Select appropriate firefighting techniques for various situations and classifications of fire
  • Perform gas cooling
  • Perform direct firefighting
  • Perform controlled burning
  • Use firebreaks
  • Use flow rates
  • Assess the status of other firefighting activities to justify current actions and ensure safe working practices