PUAFIR204 Respond to Wildfire and PUAFIR303 Suppress Wildfire

This course covers the underpinning knowledge required of a wildfire firefighter and all those who may have any involvement with these deadly events. It also provides  the recommended practical underpinning skills that they should carry out. The course has been aligned and supports the content and performance criteria of the PUAs and NFPA codes that relate to wildfires to ensure that delegates have a clear understanding of the risks that these events pose.

Course Content

The course covers the following;


  • Introduction
  • Wildfire facts
  • Backburning
  • What is a wildfire?
  • Fire spread
  • Protection from radiation
  • Safety on the fireground
  • Job safety
  • Specific wildfire hazards
  • Bushfires in Australia
  • Impact of bushfires
  • Fire danger rating
  • Equipment
  • Bushfire PPE
  • Extinguishing equipment
  • Common extinguishing agents
  • Wetting agents
  • Earth
  • Branches, nozzles and pump operations
  • Foam pump operation
  • Medium and high expansion foam generators
  • Fire behaviour
  • Fuel
  • Categories of fire
  • Climate change
  • Carbon offset
  • Carbon farming
  • Responding to wildfire
  • Plan of attack
  • Preparing to respond
  • Removing oxygen
  • Water
  • Wetting agents
  • A control line
  • Control line tips
  • Control line using hand tools
  • Fire out declaration
  • Backburning
  • Types of patterns
  • Surviving a wildfire when trapped in a vehicle
  • Actions to take
  • Surviving a wildfire on foot
  • Regional management
  • South Australia
  • New South Wales


5.5 Hours