MRT – Initial Response
What To Expect
MRT Initial Response course is designed to give your team the basic requirements to effectively respond to worksite incidents associated with firefighting, including structure fire, heavy machinery fire and mill deck firefighting operations.
Outcomes are derived from industry practices relating to critical equipment care, MRT station obligations and the ability to act as a team member of a skill response organisation. Going the capability of responding to actual events and introduces MRT members to their accountability in maintaining an effective and functioning MRT unit.
The course is structured to introduce your MRT members to initial safe response to workplace incidents and how to effectively manage their ability to work towards successful response outcomes.
Basic firemanship processes underpin advanced knowledge of firefighting practices across a range of industrial risk settings. The structure of this course allows the MRT student to conceptualise their responsibility in relation to industrial station responsibilities and firefighting practices.
Each day of course delivery will consider site risks, appropriate response tactics to those risks and maintain achievable immediate outcomes.
The course will begin with prerequisites required not only for this particular course, but the complete RII30719 – Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue.
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Course Length: 6 Days
This course involves a collection of skillsets derived from the fire sector UOC list that relate to large industrial, commercial and urban firefighting processes in line with critical control points in regard to containing and fighting fires which includes skill sets:
Work as a member of an MRT under limited supervision and observe fire conditions.
Respond to fires and determine extinguishing media and equipment capabilities.
- Structural, industrial and vehicle fire behavior
- Protecting people and assets
- Attacking fires and ventilating structures
- Undertake ancillary firefighting operations and complete operations
A specific equipment list will be accessible by the client and any remaining equipment can be provided. All local station checklists, records of service and captains’ paperwork will be utilised to contextualise the training and delivery to client site specifics.
- Identify workplace hazards and risks, and advise others
- Implement hazard and risk control procedures
- Monitor effectiveness of hazard and risk control procedures
- Conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus
- Don and check breathing apparatus
- Operate breathing apparatus
- Conclude operations
- Inspect response equipment
- Test response equipment
- Clean, maintain and restow equipment
- Prepare for fire team operations
- Fight or contain fire
- Complete fire team operations
- Audit firefighting installations
- Proceed to fire
- Prepare extinguishing media and/or equipment for use
- Enter the structure
- Conduct search and rescue
- Combat fires
- Observe and react to changes in conditions and fire behaviour
- Participate in ancillary operations
- Conclude firefighting operations
- Initiate response to fire
- Determine extinguishing media and equipment
- Determine structural fire behaviour
- Protect people
- Attack fire
- Ventilate structure
- Observe and react to fire conditions
- Undertake ancillary firefighting operations
- Complete operations
Units of Competency
Following successful completion of this course, a statement of attainment will be presented to each successful student. An option to roll these units of competency into a complete RII30719 Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue is available.
Students who attend and successfully meet all assessment requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment for the Units of Competency listed below.
Units marked with an asterix (*) have pre-requisites that are not included in this course package.
- PUAFIR210 – Prevent injury (pre-requisite for PUAEQU001, PUAFIR207)
- PUAEQU001 – Prepare, maintain and test response equipment
- PUAFIR207 – Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
- RIIERR201E – Conduct fire team operations
- PUAFIR203 – Respond to urban fire (pre-requisite for PUFIR302)
- PUAFIR302 – Suppress urban fire
What You Get On Completion
Students who attend and successfully meet all assessment requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment.
Pre-requisite for enrolment in this course is.
- HLTAID011- Provide first aid
Statements of attainment are required prior to enrolment. Students who have not yet completed the pre-requisite can attend an extra day prior to the course to complete it.
- Active member of an MRT or ERT
- HLTAID011- Provide First Aid (or can be completed by arrangement with ARG)
- Ability to read and interpret calculations, measurements and analog gauges
- Understand and comply with workplace instructions
- Be physically fit and able to work in confined spaces, heated environments, at height or depth, maintain excellent manual handling procedures and maintain safety during mentally challenging activities
- Display an underpinning fitness level
- Read and interpret the English language
- Have the ability to act as a team member and continuously strive for safety in a high risk setting
- Identify and assess risks, report hazards and clearly understand the JHA workflow process
- Climb ladders and stairs under load
- Provide USI and Drivers Licence or proof of identity card
- Be clean shaven as per AS 1715