This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to function effectively and safely as a Helicopter Deck Firefighter at installations in accordance with current industry standards.
Unit Standard: 3271 L2 C1 V7, 4647 L2 C1 V6
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
The course is a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Students are assessed continuously during the course.
NZQA Unit Standard 3272. Participants are required to sign a declaration that they are in good health (have no medical, physical or psychological conditions that would affect their ability to succeed in this training) OR provide a current (less than 6 months old) medical certificate.
Theory assessment followed by practical assessment which takes place when the student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required.
Assessment involves a range of activities including:
To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. Depending on the industry you work in this may vary. Current Wood Training recommendation is every two years.
A Medical is mandatory prior to the course commencement and ability to work in confined spaces.
Coming from a business background, Ryan worked in the offshore industry before moving onshore to pursue a career as a fire and marine trainer. He has Emergency Care, Fire and Rescue qualifications as well as in the areas of Adult Education and Training. Ryan volunteers his time to work with St John Ambulance as an ambulance officer and as a senior fire fighter with Fire Emergency New Zealand. Ryan stands out as a well-rounded emergency response professional with experience across multiple areas.