Unit

School Of Built Environment

Bushfire FightingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200500.4

Discipline: FIRE TECHNOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Grahame Douglas


Assumed Knowledge
This subject assumes that the student has undertaken undergraduate coursework in building surveying, planning or related areas or has gained the equivalent building construction knowledge by working in the construction industry in an appropriate capacity for at least four years.


Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Summer A (Nov 2020-Feb 2021)  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable.  

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About this Unit
This unit describes the techniques, hardware and extinguishing agents used to fight and control bushfires and focuses on the logistics involved in ensuring safe, efficient and effective control. The content includes bushfire fighting strategies in the context of rural and interface environments, hazard reduction and brigade structure arrangements. The role of planning in supporting firefighting through water supply and access is also considered as are the findings from various Public Inquiries.


Courses
3708.2Master of Bushfire ProtectionCONTINUING
3708.3Master of Bushfire ProtectionCURRENT
3709.2Graduate Diploma in Bushfire ProtectionCURRENT
3710.2Graduate Certificate in Bushfire ProtectionCURRENT




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