Although Telford, a Division of Lincoln University, is primarily involved in Agricultural training it also offers training in Rural Fire and Rescue courses. It does this by contracting in experienced industry tutors, who are specialists in the particular fields required to deliver short courses which are part of the National Certificates in Fire & Rescue Services (Vegetation). The majority of our tutors are still working in the industry, therefore maintaining the currency of their skills and knowledge. Training is available throughout New Zealand, but at present is predominately in the South Island and Central North Island regions.
South Island Courses
For more information on the courses Telford is offering in the South Island. Check out Fire Rescue Programme Brochure (PDF)
Nominees and their nominating authority will be advised of their acceptance after the closing date and pre-course material and other information required will be sent to them. It is important that nominations are received by Telford by the date specified, to ensure a placement on the course and to receive any pre-course material in time.
North Island Courses
For more information on North Island courses, please contact Telford or check out North Island courses
Note: All individuals who attend a Telford Fire & Rescue course are enrolled in the National Certificate in Fire & Rescue Services (Vegetation) (Level 2) or (Level 3), and are expected to work towards completion of the qualification. The Telford team can assist you with advice in your pathway to achieve qualification completion.
Evidence Log Books
Telford sells rural fire fighter and crew leader (including pump operator) evidence log books. These log books are a handy pocket sized book that can be carried and used in the field
Logbook order form
The log books are used by individuals to record their evidence of the experience required to become a Fire Fighter, Crew Leader and Pump Operator. The evidence gathered can be submitted to a qualified assessor to contribute toward the final assessment for the appropriate unit standard.
Tasks may be carried out a fire incident, simulated exercise, under training, or prescribed burns. Evidence must be signed off by someone who holds the unit standard and is ranked higher than the relevant position, and they must have witnessed or supervised the task being carried out.