What is the Fire Fighter II & Hazmat Operations Course?

The Fire Fighter II course is a career course intended for any person wishing to pursue a career as a professional fire fighter. Our course is internationally accredited by IFSAC and  based on NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. The course is designed for the person who seeks the knowledge and skills to function as an integral member of a firefighting team under direct or general supervision in hazardous conditions. The Fire Fighter II course consists of a combination of classroom study, drill field practice, and training evolutions that will prepare the fire fighter to perform most fire ground functions under the supervision of an officer or experienced firefighter.

Our programme includes Hazmat Operations - a course for emergency response personnel who may be first on the scene of a hazardous materials emergency at operational level, acting in a defensive posture to protect people, the environment, or property from the effects of an unplanned hazardous materials release consistent with the competencies recommended by NFPA 1072 and supplemented by information from government agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Transportation (DOT).


7 weeks


No expiry date

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Fire Fighter II & Hazmat Operations Course at the Emcare Training Academy
Fire Fighter II & Hazmat Operations Course



  • Fire Department Communications
  • Building Construction
  • Scene Lighting, Rescue Tools, Vehicle Extrication, and Technical Rescue
  • Fire Hose
  • Fire Streams
  • Fire Control
  • Fire Origin and Cause Determination
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Fire and Life Safety Initiatives
  • Relevant SA legislation
  • NFPA 471, 472 and 473
  • Introduction to hazardous materials
  • Properties of hazardous materials
  • Recognise and identify hazardous materials
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Command, safety and scene control
  • Hazard and risk assessment
  • Tactical priorities and defensive control strategies
  • Incident control, strategies and tactics
  • Decontamination tactics
  • Practical exercises


  • No Claustrophobia
  • No acrophobia
  • Fitness declaration
  • Valid medical certificate.
  • Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • English read/write proficiency.
  • Local language instructors are available on request for groups of 20+.


  • Available at Polokwane branch only.
  • Available at your premises under special circumstances; if the venue meets requirements.



  • NFPA 1001

  • NFPA 1072

Certifications Available

  • Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded an EMCARE Certificate.

Additional Information

  • This course is internationally accredited by SAESI / IFSAC.

Included in Course

  • A4 certificates.
  • Learner manuals.
  • Training equipment.
  • Presentation equipment.
  • For training at your premises travel/accomodation charges may apply.

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