Community Staffing Australia

Fire Safety Induction Program (RC-FSIP)

Fire safety training for supported accommodation.
Over the past 15 years there have been significant improvements in the engineering and the fire safety systems installed in the department’s residential buildings offering 24 hour supported accommodation (including supported disability accommodation, Out of Home Care and Secure Services).

These improvements have removed the necessity for staff to manage all aspects of a fire situation. The strategy now focuses on Safe Place and Safe People; the safety of people as a first priority is addressed through safe engineering controls, supported through an effective evacuation procedure and allowing the installed equipment to manage any fire. The use of first attack emergency equipment (that is, portable fire extinguishers etc.) by staff is no longer recommended as part of fire and emergency management.

The department’s Fire and emergency preparedness and response procedures and training framework (the Framework) provides a generic framework for the management of fire, emergencies and evacuations in properties owned by the Department of Human Services and in which staff provide supported accommodation services.

Supported accommodation services are properties defined by the department’s 2013 Capital development guidelines - series 7 and includes:

7.3 Secured facilities
7.4 Supported community – based houses (supported disability accommodation)
7.5 Congregate care facilities (Disability Services & Children, Youth and Families)
7.7 Community – based houses (Children, Youth and Families - Out-of-home care)

The Framework document sets minimum standards for documenting or delivering fire and emergency response procedures and training; management structures that should be in place; content of fire, emergency and evacuation procedures; and the training that should be provided.

The department has developed a number of learning resources, skills maintenance resources, and other resources to assist organisations to meet these minimum standards set out in the Framework.

  • Program overview
  • Introduction sample
  • Fire awareness
  • Fire awareness sample
  • Fire triangle sample
  • Extinguishing methods sample
  • How a fire spreads sample
  • Assessment: Fire Awareness
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire Prevention sample
  • Housekeeping
  • Hazardous areas: Internal
  • Kitchen
  • Activity: Hazardous area: Kitchen
  • Bedroom
  • Activity: Hazardous area: Bedroom
  • Laundry
  • Activity: Hazardous area: Laundry
  • Lounge room
  • Hazardous areas: External
  • Flammable liquids
  • Pool or spa
  • Combustible materials
  • Correct storage
  • General care
  • General electrical care
  • Activity: Hazardous area: External
  • Smoking
  • Ashtrays
  • Fire risk behaviour
  • Telephones
  • Room escape routes
  • Activity: Room escape routes
  • Electrical fire safety and prevention
  • Dangers of heat and smoke
  • Weekly fire safety checklist
  • Reporting fires
  • Impact on individuals
  • Assessment: Fire Prevention
  • Smoke alarm systems
  • Smoke alarm systems sample
  • Aims and objectives
  • Introduction to smoke alarm systems
  • Domestic smoke alarm systems
  • Residential alarm systems
  • Installation
  • Why do smoke detectors false alarm?
  • Faults
  • How and when to test smoke alarms?
  • Maintenance of smoke alarms
  • Smoke alarms for the sensory impaired
  • Strobe light and epilepsy
  • Activity: Brooks 2000 residential alarm system
  • Activation of the system by fire
  • False alarm
  • Isolating the alarm
  • Assessment: Smoke alarm systems
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Sprinkler systems sample
  • Residential sprinkler systems
  • How does it work?
  • Components of a sprinkler system
  • Sprinkler heads
  • How does a sprinkler head work?
  • When a fire occurs
  • Smoke volume
  • When the fire is out?
  • Reporting
  • Checking the sprinkler system
  • Checking sprinkler heads
  • Checking the pressure gauge
  • Exposing the myths
  • Assessment: Sprinkler systems
  • Emergency procedures theory
  • Emergency procedures theory sample
  • Emergencies and supervisors
  • Your emergency procedures
  • Fire safety principle
  • Considerations for people with a disability
  • Order of evacuation
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  • Emergency evacuation procedures: planning and practising
  • Emergency evacuation procedures: during an emergency
  • Activity 1: Identify how to practice emergency evacuation procedures
  • Activity 2: Identify how to practice emergency evacuation procedures
  • Individual responses
  • Procedures for fire
  • Standard Fire Orders
  • Activity: Identify the steps for the Standard Fire Orders
  • Changing the order of standard fire orders
  • Activity: Identify the fire orders that have not been followed
  • Evacuation diagram
  • Activity: Identify what should be included in an evacuation diagram
  • Evacuation route
  • Assembly areas
  • Activity 1: Identify the appropriate evacuation routes and assembly areas
  • Who to notify in the event of an emergency
  • Evacuation considerations
  • Situation report
  • Supervisor’s responsibilities
  • Evacuation pack
  • Activity: Identify which items should be in an evacuation pack
  • Assessment: Emergency procedures theory
  • Emergency evacuation exercises
  • Further planning considerations
  • Other planning considerations
  • The exercise
  • Debrief
  • Activity: Effectively planning an exercise
  • Assessment: Emergency evacuation exercises
  • Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets
  • Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets sample
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Dry chemical powder fire extinguisher
  • Activity: What should this extinguisher be used for?
  • Where the fire has spread
  • Attacking the fire
  • P.A.S.S
  • Fire blankets
  • Activity: Using the fire blanket correctly
  • What to do if anyone’s clothes catch fire
  • General tips
  • Assessment: Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets
  • Other fire emergencies (eg Bushfires)
  • Other fire emergencies sample
  • Bushfires and grass fires preparation
  • Total fire ban days
  • Fire danger ratings
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Specialised equipment
  • Detailed bushfire survival plan
  • Action to be taken in bushfires or grass fires
  • Radiant heat is the killer
  • As a last resort
  • Activity: Radiant heat is the killer
  • Avoid bushfire danger
  • Trapped in a car
  • Activity: Trapped in a car
  • In a bushfire, remember:
  • Car Fires
  • Assessment: Other fire emergencies Eg Bushfires
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever