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Qualification: Certificate of professional qualification: Firefighting and Rescue Service Fireman

Certificate of professional qualification: Firefighting and Rescue Service Fireman

Qualification Information

Learning outcomes are formulated in accordance with the relevant occupational standard: Occupational standards register



Competences:

1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion:
1.1. the laws and regulations governing the operation of the State Fire and Rescue Service.
1.2. fire and its development;
2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of understanding:
2.1. organization of territorial department services of the State Fire and Rescue Service;
2.2. tactical possiblities of subunits;
2.3. firefighting tactics;
2.4. animal rescue;
2.5. biological weapons, radiation, natural disasters;
2.6. basic fire engines, special fire engines;
2.7. professional psychology;
2.8. fire safety prevention;
2.9. professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language.
3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use:
3.1. labour protection requirements in the State Fire and Rescue Service;
3.2. firefighting in different objects;
3.3. rescue works in traffic accidents;
3.4. dealing with the consequences of chemical accidents;
3.5. rescue on water and ice;
3.6. respiratory system protection products;
3.7. communication organization in the State Fire and Rescue Service;
3.8. expansion at the place of the accident, complex exercises;
3.9. physical readiness;
3.10. drill;
3.11. first aid;
3.12. official language;
3.13. one foreign language at the communication level;
3.14. professional interaction;
3.15. environmental protection;
3.16. legal employment relations.



Skills:

1.To rescue people, save animals and protect property in fires, accidents and other disasters.
2. To provide the first aid to victims.
3. To make people aware of life hazards.
4. To observe the labour protectionrequirements.
5. To perform rescue works.
6. To extinguish fires.
7. To make decisions independently in case of a situation dangerous for life.
8. To use firefighting, absorbing, and neutralization substances to deal with the consequences of accidents.
9. To force or demolish building constructions.
10. To work in the environment dangerous for life and health (non-suitable for breathing, under the influence of hazardous and biologically active substances, ionizing radiation sources, working at heights, water, and on ice).
11. To perform emergency procedures to deal with the consequences of accidents and perform rescue works.
12. To use the tactical possibilities of fire engines and rescuing vehicles and technical equipment when extinguishing fire, dealing with the consequences of accidents and rescuing after traffic accidents, chemical accidents, explosions and radiation disasters, as well as performing rescues at heights, water, and on ice.
13. To take responsibility for the results of the own work when performing rescues from fires.
14. To work with  means of communication and maintain continued communications with the services involved in the accident.
15. To use means of individual protection.
16. To work with firefighting and rescuing technical equipment.
17. To observe the requirements of the laws and regulations governing the operation of the State Fire and Rescue Service.
18. To work with fire engines  and rescuing vehicles, motorcycles and specific equipment.
19. To keep the firefighting and rescuing equipment in technical order.
20. To check the external fire water supply system.
21. To work independently and in a team.
22. To improve skills and knowledge.
23. To maintain an appropriate level of physical readiness.
24. To plan and organize one’s own work.
25. To observe the environmental protection requirements.
26. To save evidence for investigation of the causes of accidents where possible.
27. To have a good command of the official language.
28. To have a good command of one foreign language at the professional communication level.
29. To use professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language.



Knowledge:

1.To rescue people, save animals and protect property in fires, accidents and other disasters.
2. To provide the first aid to victims.
3. To make people aware of life hazards.
4. To observe the labour protectionrequirements.
5. To perform rescue works.
6. To extinguish fires.
7. To make decisions independently in case of a situation dangerous for life.
8. To use firefighting, absorbing, and neutralization substances to deal with the consequences of accidents.
9. To force or demolish building constructions.
10. To work in the environment dangerous for life and health (non-suitable for breathing, under the influence of hazardous and biologically active substances, ionizing radiation sources, working at heights, water, and on ice).
11. To perform emergency procedures to deal with the consequences of accidents and perform rescue works.
12. To use the tactical possibilities of fire engines and rescuing vehicles and technical equipment when extinguishing fire, dealing with the consequences of accidents and rescuing after traffic accidents, chemical accidents, explosions and radiation disasters, as well as performing rescues at heights, water, and on ice.
13. To take responsibility for the results of the own work when performing rescues from fires.
14. To work with  means of communication and maintain continued communications with the services involved in the accident.
15. To use means of individual protection.
16. To work with firefighting and rescuing technical equipment.
17. To observe the requirements of the laws and regulations governing the operation of the State Fire and Rescue Service.
18. To work with fire engines  and rescuing vehicles, motorcycles and specific equipment.
19. To keep the firefighting and rescuing equipment in technical order.
20. To check the external fire water supply system.
21. To work independently and in a team.
22. To improve skills and knowledge.
23. To maintain an appropriate level of physical readiness.
24. To plan and organize one’s own work.
25. To observe the environmental protection requirements.
26. To save evidence for investigation of the causes of accidents where possible.
27. To have a good command of the official language.
28. To have a good command of one foreign language at the professional communication level.
29. To use professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language.

Reference Data

EQF Level:
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Location:
NQF Level: 
4
Awarding body: 

Ugunsdrošības un civilās aizsardzības koledža

Awarding body contact info: 

ĶENGARAGA IELA 3/1, RĪGA, LV-1063
Tālr.: 67803504
Fakss: 67803518
E-pasts: ucak@ucak.vugd.gov.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Fireman of the Fire and Rescue Service (5411 08)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general secondary education or Diploma of vocational secondary education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes) or
Formal (through non-formal education acquired competence recognition process, completing the qualifications professional examination)