Emergency Response Team Member (Fire) Refresher

This course provide students with an update on current best practices and opportunity to demonstrate continued competency in correct fire fighting techniques.


An Emergency Response Team Member (Fire) Refresher certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course.

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Fire classifications and properties.
  • Fire extinguishers.
  • SCBA donning and checks.
  • Safe practices.
  • Team roles, communicating as a team and working as a team.
  • Emergency response.
  • Selection and implementation of strategies to deal with fire.
  • Wearing SCBA for safe use and survivability.
  • Shut down and re commission of a SCBA set.
  • Practical activities.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Commission SCBA sets.
  • Handle hoses.
  • Demonstrate fire control in a pressurised gas fire situation, and in a range of pressurised fuel fires of different sizes.
  • Wear and operate SCBA in range of fire situations/scenarios including rescue.

Course structure

The course is a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Students are assessed continuously during the course.

Course prerequisites

  • Completion of the Emergency Response Team Member (Fire) course.
  • 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 six months old) medical certificate.We must receive this document no later than 48 hours before course commencement. If not received within this timeframe you may be declined entry to the course. This decision will be taken on a case by case basis.

Assessment process

Theory assessment followed by practical assessment which takes place when the student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required. The assessment will involve team activity.



AS/NZS 1715:2009 Section 2.4: “The frequency of retraining will depend on the complexity of the program and degree of the hazard, but as a minimum shall be considered at least annually”.

BA sign off available, that can be done yearly instead of doing the BA Refresher every year.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for wearing under Fire Fighting attire.
  • Socks.
  • Covered in footwear.
  • Water bottle.
  • Change of clothes and towel for available shower.


A MEDICAL is MANDATORY prior to course commencement.

Research shows that you are more susceptible to heat distress disorders if you consume alcohol within 24 hours of training with live fire. We recommend you do not consume alcohol 24 hours before training nor over the days of training”

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Course Length

1 Day


Emergency Response Training Centre, Bell Block


$1495 + GST per person

Group rates available

Please be aware, a fuel surcharge may apply.

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Meet The Trainers

Ryan Moss

Ryan Moss

Ryan Moss

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.

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Steve’s background includes serving with the Royal Marines Commando, a teacher of Art and Design, Fire Fighter (NZFS), Ship Security Officer maintaining security. His personal passion lies with mountaineering and climbing, bringing valuable rope skills and rescue to the Industrial rope access industry. Steve has a strong understanding of teams working under high pressure in high hazard and high stress environments. He holds a postgraduate Certificate in Education as well as qualifications in Training, Assessment, Rope Access and Occupation and Health and Safety.

Mike Ford

Mike Ford

Mike Ford

Mikes career started with 5 years in the RNZAF specialising in aircraft rescue firefighting. His has 9 years’ experience with FENZ (7 years career and 2 years urban volunteer) this combination provides a rich background of emergency response needs and the training that is required. Mike has just joined the Wood Training team recently and has the knowledge and experience that will be invaluable to developing the future of emergency .

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