Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

Unit 21

Unit 21 - Operational Response Simulations and Procedures within the Fire and Rescue Service

Unit abstract

Learners will gain an insight into the Fire and Rescue Services operational response to incidents and will take part in a variety of simulations in accordance with procedures and standard practices.

The unit will allow the learners to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of the various procedures and standard practices applied during operational response simulations and their importance in achieving a desired outcome.

Learners will also be able to demonstrate and apply the principles of operational response simulation risk assessment and control measures, they will identify and use the correct method for forming into crews and performing tasks; how to conduct tasks on the drill ground as instructed using safe systems of work. They will identify and use the correct level of Personal Protective equipment required to conduct simulations safely.

This will be achieved through participating in a variety of different activities which will culminate in learners having the ability to demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of Fire and Rescue Service operational response simulation procedures.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit a learner should:

  • Understand a variety of operational response simulation procedures.
  • Understand and have applied risk assessment and safe systems of work.
  • Be able to participate effectively in an operational response simulation including the relevant brief and debrief

1 Understand a variety of operational response simulation procedures.

Operational Response Simulation Procedures: How to form into crews in the mounted and dismounted positions. The tasks expected of each crew member in the assigned exercise. The appropriate control measures to be implemented for the exercise.

2 Understand and have applied risk assessment and safe systems of work.

Risk assessments: Be able to identify common significant hazards, risks and control measures, how to identify and use the correct level of Personal Protective Equipment, Be able to identify and use safe systems of work including words of command.

3 Be able to participate effectively in an operational response simulation including the relevant brief and debrief

Brief and Debrief: Understand the need for a pre-simulation brief and debrief, evaluate personal and team performance to identify outcomes and further development needs where required.

Participate in a variety of roles at operational response simulations to achieve a task within Fire and Rescue Service objectives.

Grading Grid

In order to pass this unit, the evidence that the learner presents for assessment needs to demonstrate that they can meet all of the learning outcomes for the unit. The criteria for a pass grade describe the level of achievement required to pass this unit.

Grading criteria
To achieve a pass grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to:
P1Following a briefing perform a variety of tasks whilst demonstrating correct simulation procedures
P2Demonstrate the ability to assess risk and implement control measures whilst using safe systems of work during operational response simulations.
P3Be able to participate effectively in an a operational response simulation including relevant brief and debrief

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Essential Resources

Fire Service Manuals/Circulars:

  • Fire Services Youth Training Association-Fire and Rescue Service Manual Youth Training and Development (Stationary Office, 31st August 2004) ISBN10- 0113412932
  • • Related Fire Services Circulars and where these have been superseded consideration should be given to these documents within your organisation.
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