Training - Compartment Fire Behaviour
||QFR 1.05: Compartment Fire Behaviour
||3 days, typically:
1900 - 2130hrs Friday (Dinner from 1800hrs)
0800 - 2000hrs Saturday (Breakfast from 0700hrs)
0800 - 1230hrs Sunday (Breakfast from 0700hrs, lunch from 1230hrs)
||CFS State Training Centre
||Trainees must take Wildfire (Level 1) Garment and Structural Boots.
Must wear (natural fibre) long-sleeve shirt and pants on Saturday/Sunday.
Take your CABA Dress Book.
||Short-answer and multiple-choice comprehension assignment
Compartment Fire Behaviour is a very interesting course, highly recomended to all CABA opperators. CBF provides members with an understanding of fire behaviour, how to "read" a fire, assess the risks, the hazards, and how to take control. There is a reasonable amount of theory involved, as well as excellent demonstrations and practicals (including three "burns" - up close and personal with live fires in shipping containers!).
Aspects covered include proper door entry techniques (the most dangerous part of any sturctural fire), proper application of water (gas cooling, temperature checks, painting and penciling) to control and extinguish the fire, while reducing the chance of a flash-over, backdraft or smoke gas explosion.
A burn during a CFB course. Image courtesy of CFS Promotions Unit
Close-up of a burn during a CFB course. Image courtesy of CFS Promotions Unit
Practising Door Entry during a CFB course. Image courtesy of CFS Promotions Unit