Compartment Fire Behaviour Training

Candidates will experience the practical and theoretical application of Compartmental Fire Behaviour which is a critical part of the Firefighter Initial and Revalidation training for RFFS Firefighting staff. This became a requirement, for all Aerodrome Licence holders, with the publication of the CAA Information Paper ‘Frameworks for Structured Learning Programmes’ in November 2009. The training applies to both ATP certificated courses and maintenance of competence schemes.

Course Provision

Newcastle international Airport (NIA) has formed a partnership with Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) to offer a range of Breathing Apparatus (BA) and Fire Behaviour Courses in a newly designed and constructed BA and compartment fire behaviour training facility. NFRS are an Edexcel Approved Centre delivering the full range of Edexcel Fire and Rescue Sector qualifications by fully qualified staff under the quality assurance banner. BTEC qualifications support the learning outcomes of our courses and the needs of our customers. They provide course students with reward for their achievement with a nationally recognised qualification. The BTEC process ensures that our courses have the backing of the Edexcel, which provides learners and their managers with the confidence that NIA and NFRS delivery is of the highest quality.

BTEC Unit Fundamentals of Compartment Fire Behaviour

This unit can be certified as a stand-alone qualification suitable for firefighters who are not
required to develop to trainer standard. It is intended for firefighters whose role requires
them to have a working understanding of and are able to practically apply skills to control
the behaviour of compartment fires.

Course Requirements

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. Candidates attending this course must be currently certified as competent in the role of a Breathing Apparatus Wearer. To gain access airside, all students must be in possession of either a valid passport or photo type driving licence.

Course Duration

The length of the Compartment Fire Behaviour Training is 2½ days with a preceding
evening introduction.

Course Dates

Please refer to contact details below for enquiries regarding this training.

Student Numbers

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 course objectives.

For more information or to make a booking contact:

+44 (0)191 2143582
+44 (0)191 2143209
+44 (0)191 2143246

+44 (0)191 2143561


Airport Fire Service
Newcastle International Airport
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE13 8BZ

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