Profession fire service vehicle operator
Fire service vehicle operators drive and operate emergency fire service vehicles such as firetrucks. They specialise in emergency driving and assist firefighting operations. They ensure that all material is well stored on the vehicle, transported and ready for usage.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Health and safety regulations
Necessary health, safety, hygiene and environmental standards and legislation rules in the sector of particular activity.
The power transmission systems that use the force of flowing liquids to transmit power.
- Fire-fighting systems
The devices and systems used to extinguish fires; the classes and chemistry of fire.
- Fire prevention procedures
The regulations concerning fire and explosion prevention, and the equipment, systems and methods used in it.
- First aid
The emergency treatment given to a sick or injured person in the case of circulatory and/or respiratory failure, unconsciousness, wounds, bleeding, shock or poisoning.
- Fire safety regulations
The legal rules to be applied for fire safety and fire prevention in a facility.
- Work as a team in a hazardous environment
Work together with others in a dangerous, sometimes noisy, environment, such as a building on fire or metal forging facilities, in order to achieve a higher degree of efficiency while heeding the co-workers' safety.
- Use different types of fire extinguishers
Understand and apply various methods of firefighting and various types and classes of fire extinguishing equipment.
- Ensure public safety and security
Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.
- Drive vehicles
Be able to drive vehicles; have the approapriate type of driving license according to the type of motor vehicle used.
- Operate specialised equipment in emergency
Operate equipment such as external defibrillators and bag-valve mask resuscitators, spinal and traction splints and intravenous drips in advanced life-support environments, taking electrocardiograms when required.
- Manage major incidents
Take immediate action to respond to major incidents that affect the safety and security of individuals in private or public places such as road accidents.
- Apply advanced driving techniques
Being capable to effectively steer a vehicle in extreme situations using defensive, evasive or offensive driving.
- Extinguish fires
Extinguish smaller fires such as electrical fires, oil fires, or propane fires, using the adequate portable fire extinguisher. Extinguish larger fires with water, using jet and spray nozzles. Extinguish fires with foam, powder or other chemical agents. Enter and pass through, with a lifeline but without breathing apparatus, a compartment into which high-expansion foam has been injected. Fight fire in smoke-filled enclosed spaces, wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus. Extinguish a fire in a simulated engine room with heavy smoke. Perform rescue operations in a smoke-filled space, wearing breathing apparatus.
- Manage emergency care situations
Manage situations in which decision making under time pressure is essential to save lives.
- React calmly in stressful situations
React quickly, calmly, and safely to unexpected situations; provide a solution that solves the problem or diminishes its impact.
- Tolerate stress
Maintain a temperate mental state and effective performance under pressure or adverse circumstances.
- Perform risk analysis
Identify and assess factors that may jeopardise the success of a project or threaten the organisation's functioning. Implement procedures to avoid or minimise their impact.
- Operate emergency equipment
Utilise emergency equipment and tools such as fire extinguishers, wheel chocks, pocket lamps, and warning signs.
- Select hazard control
Select appropriate hazard control measures and risk management, reduction or elimination techniques in a safe manner.
- Provide first aid
Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation or first aid in order to provide help to a sick or injured person until they receive more complete medical treatment.
- Drive firetruck under emergency conditions
Drive and operate firetruck in response to emergency situations, at a safe and controlled speed, complying with laws, regulations and standards for this type of activity.
- Perform search and rescue missions
Assist in fighting natural and civic disasters, such as forest fires, floods and road accidents. Conduct search-and-rescue missions.