Breathing Apparatus Wearer's Course
This course will suit newly appointed Firefighters. The delegates will experience the
practical and theoretical aspects of Breathing Apparatus in accordance with the
current Fire Service Technical Bulletin (TB 1/1997). Once deemed competent they will
form part of an operational Breathing Apparatus team carrying out realistic search
To provide the necessary knowledge, understanding and practical skills that
are required to work as part of Breathing Apparatus team, through delivery of a
structured learning program (SLP).
Due to the physical nature of the course, candidates are required to verify they have
been medically assessed, and deemed fit and able to undertake course activities
prior to attendance. To gain access airside, all students must be in possession of
either a valid passport or photo type driving licence.
At the end of the course candidates will have the opportunity to:
- Define the roles and responsibilities of a Breathing Apparatus Wearer
- Demonstrate the importance of effective team work
- Understand the physical restraints of Breathing Apparatus
- Demonstrate the required skills of a Breathing Apparatus wearer when working in heat and smoke
- Demonstrate and be fully conversant with all aspects of Breathing Apparatus procedures in accordance with TB1/1997
The length of the Breathing Apparatus Wearer course will be 1 week.
Please refer to contact details below for enquiries regarding this training.
To ensure an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience, we recommend the
minimum student intake on this course will be 4 and maximum 12. This will ensure
that ATP staff meet the students individual learning requirements and achieve
Fire Service Training Academy, Woolsington, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 8BZ
Tel: 0191 214 3246 / 3344 Fax: 0191 214 3561 Email: ATP@newcastleinternational.co.uk
Please note that this email address is for training enquiries only. Any other enquiries directed to this address will not receive a response, and should be directed to the relevant address or phone number at www.newcastleairport.com/Contact-Information.