First Attack Firefighting - Level 2

Course Description

The Level 2 First Attack Course is designed as an extended practical course covering the same theory as the Level 1 course with an intensified hands on session covering a wider range of fire types. 

  • The Level 2 course includes hands on practical extinguishment of the following fires:
  • Fuel fires involving unleaded fuel
  • Gas fires involving gas cylinders and gas pipes
  • Cooking fires involving a cooking simulator
  • Solid combustibles such as paper, cardboard and rubbish fires.

This tailored course is designed for persons who, as part of their duties, may be required to operate First Attack Fire Fighting equipment to suppress a range of fires in the workplace including fuel and gas fires.

Course Content

The equipment used within this course will be orientated around that which is available within the client's premises. Where there is a unique risk or hazard the course will be tailored to address this.  Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of basic fire chemistry, methods of extinguishment, limitations of the First Attack equipment and safe working practices including the implications and hazards associated with improper use.  At the completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate skills in fire identification and suppression, including the practical selection and operation of Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hose Reels and Fire Blankets.

Topics covered also include:

  • Theory of Combustion
  • Identification of First Attack Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Fire identification and extinguishment
  • Operation and Application of First Attack Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Safe Working Practices
  • Post Fire Procedures

Course Duration

The course is delivered over a 1.5 hour period.

Delivery mode

Training is delivered face to face including both theory and practical components with a strong emphasis on the practical application of skills. The course includes a practical session on the use of First Attack Fire Fighting equipment on live fires.

Award and Recognition

Successful participants will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.


There are no prerequisites for this course

Further Information

For more information please contact EMS on 1300 133 302 or via