Defence fire training: 4 year qualified firefighter assessment course

Defence fire training to enable civilian firefighters to qualify for the fully qualified firefighter rate of pay.

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Delivered by the Defence Fire Training and Development Centre (DFTDC) the qualified firefighter assessment (QFA) is to qualify civilian firefighters who have achieved all the requirements for the fully qualified firefighter rate of pay. Documents above include:

  • QFA course information
  • QFA course programme
  • QFA training objectives part 1 and 2
Published 4 October 2013
Last updated 6 November 2015 + show all updates
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