Nerrigundah Rural Fire Brigade Training Webpage
Panorama June 2011

Rural Fire Service (RFS) MyRFS (Active members only) Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA)


training downloads

equipment instructions and manuals


2014 Nerrigundah Training calendar

2016 Eurobodalla Training Calendar

2015 Training Course Pre-requisites

Aviation Training

Members of Nerrigundah Brigade provided helicopter ground support for the Gulaga fire in August 2009.  "Self Directed Learning" material can be downloaded here consisting of an Aviation Basic Knowledge Manual, Workbook and Assessment.  Our thanks to Mick Holton, ex Learning and Development Officer, Monaro RFS for allowing us to link to this and other material.

aircraft accident procedures for emergency services personnel

This link downloads a booklet detailing procedures to be followed in dealing with both civilian and military aircraft accidents.

Bush Firefighter (BF) Manual


chemwatch materials safety data sheet system

Crew Leader Manual

Temporarily unavailable pending MyRFS maintenance


Frequently asked questions and Instructions

Driver Training

Nerrigundah Brigade currently operates Category 9 and Category 7 appliances.  The Cat 7 vehicle requires as a minimum a licence endorsement to operate "Light Rigid" vehicles.  Relevant information can be downloaded from the Motor Vehicle Registry as follows:-
Heavy Vehicle Driver Handbook, Road Users Handbook, and Load Restraint Guide.

Vehicle Stall Recovery
Our thanks to Mick Holton, Learning and Development Officer, Monaro RFS for allowing us to link to this and other material.

An Australian Government publication

Hybrid Vehicle Emergency Response Guides
Hybrid vehicles are presenting an increasing number of diverse challenges to emergency response personnel.  Some useful links can be accessed from here including specific emergency response guides for Honda, Toyota and Lexus vehicles.


We acknowledge Mick Holton, ex Learning and Development Officer Monaro RFS for this excellent resource and for allowing access in the interests of community safety.


Datums - AGD84, MGA94 Questions and Answers
Difference between Agd94 and WGS84 - Easy to Understand version

Link to online conversion between Latitude, Longitude and Australian Map Grid (AMG) coordinates.
Note: Latitude value needs to be input as a minus.

Conversion calculator Degrees, Minutes, Seconds to Decimal Degrees
Conversion calculator Decimal Degrees to Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Link to "Map Reading and Navigation" for Emergency Services Personnel.
An Australian Government Publication

Link to video explaining the use of Waypoints with handheld GPS


Cat7 pumping - Diagrams of different pumping operations by Mick Holton.


This link provides a list of 40 Channel CB (Citizen Band) radio channels and their uses.
This link provides a list of the new 80 Channel CB radio channels and their uses.
This link provides a list of UHF Repeater Stations and their locations for NSW.
Channels 4 (Cooma vicinity) and 7 (Peak Alone) appear to be our closest options for the Nerrigundah area.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Some brigade members who work full-time and find it difficult to attend training courses have asked whether previous experience or learning can be counted towards recognition of their abilities.  RPL is an assessment and recognition of an existing competancy based on gathered evidence.  A flowchart of the RPL process can be accessed here...
An RPL Application Form can be accessed here...

solar electric systems - safety for firefighters

A practical, easy-to-understand document by Ted Spooner, Chair of the Australian Standards Committee responsible for PV (Photovoltaic) Systems.

Village Firefighter Manual

Temporarily unavailable due to MyRFS maintenance.

COX Ride-On Mower (2.5MB)

Garmin GPS Detailed User Guide
Garmin eTrex 10 User Manual

Jump Start Unit Operation for Cat 7 and Cat 9 appliances

Kestral 3000 Pocket Weather Meter Instructions

Motorola XTL 5000 Radio

Motorola Pager (Advisor 11 model)

Protective Clothing - Care and Maintenance

Quenchmaster Foam System Manual (as used on Nerrigundah7)  Thanks to Fred Brown, QLD/NSW Sales Manager, GAAM for providing access to this documentation.

Satellite Phone User Instructions for Nerrigundah Members

Satellite Phone (IsatPhonePRO) Quick Start Guide (Large 2MB file)

Starting Instructions for Stihl Chainsaw


Nerrigundah Rural Fire Brigade accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of material contained herein nor for material displayed in any linked site.  Members of Nerrigundah Rural Fire Brigade disclaim any liability from any consequences whatever arising from the use of, or reliance on, information on this website.  Copying of information in unaltered form is permitted.  Where it is intended to use the information for commercial profit, written permission should be sought from the RFS or the owner of the particular material.