Basic fire extinguisher, bushfire awareness and fire tender trailer

This one-day course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to use fire extinguishers, fire blankets, hose reels and fire tenders/fire trailers safely and effectively. It also provides participants with the knowledge and skills to work safely in remote and bushfire-prone work areas.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for people who work in premises and with vehicles equipped with portable fire fighting equipment and people who work in remote and bushfire-prone areas.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes

As a result of attending this course participants should be able to:

  • identify fire extinguisher types
  • operate portable fire extinguishers, fire blankets and hose reels
  • identify fire hazards in the workplace
  • employ sound housekeeping techniques to reduce the risk of fire
  • recognise bushfire behaviour
  • work safely in remote or bushfire-prone areas
  • describe the procedures employed by multiple agencies at a bushfire
  • use fire tenders/fire trailers safely and effectively

PPC and PPE requirements

Some of the practical training for this course will take place in an operational area. You are required to have/provide Western Power approved PPC and PPE requirements for the practical work. Refer to the Western Power PPE Procedure Sections 3.1 & 3.2, for these requirements.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, Power Training Services does not provide PPE, PPC and tools for training courses.
Fire Tender Trailer must be supplied by the client.


Assessments are included in this course. Participants will not be considered to have completed this course until all assessments have been completed to a satisfactory level.

Note: This course is delivered by a third party training provider.

If there are no classes currently availble, please contact PTS to request a booking.