The Basic Wildfire Awareness (BWA) course provides learners with the relevant knowledge to work safely in areas around wildfires or planned burns.
It teaches learners to recognise the risks associated with fires and implement appropriate safety precautions. Learners will also be introduced to key firefighting strategies and techniques, the terminology used at wildfires and planned burns as well as the fundamental elements of the Australasian Inter-Service Incident Management System (AIIMS) and emergency protocols.

Fireground offers an online version of this course which is assessed using a knowledge-based assessment quiz.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants obtain:
• 22541VIC Basic Fire Awareness National Unit of Competency.
The BWA qualification is the minimum requirement needed for non-firefighting personnel who provide support services at wildfires and/or planned burns. Students are given access to all materials online and supported throughout the learning process using the CANVAS Instructure online learning platform. All we need is an email address to sign up.

This course has proven very popular during the recent bushfire events. Contractors operating machinery to clear fire breaks and Wildlife Rescue groups, including WIRES, Friends of the Koala and the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital have successfully undertaken the course. Our online course has provided the opportunity for participants to gain accreditation in a very short time frame during this emergency.

To enquire about BWA training or find out more, please contact us. bwa@fireground.com.au

Cost of the online training is $160 +GST but we are able to negotiate a corporate rate for larger groups.