Unfortunately, due to the government’s decision to discontinue Unionlearn funding, we are no longer able to operate our lifelong learning centre and courses. However, FBU’s lifelong learning program has delivered some useful resources and made some valuable contacts with learning providers which you are still able to access and benefit from using the links below.

Watch the intro video above to find out more, or click the button below to take the training.

HIPA is an online learning tool which aims to reduce the risk of firefighter fatalities and heat-related illness through education.

Through short videos, quizzes and interactive games, find out:

  • how your body reacts to temperature changes
  • when you may be at risk
  • the effect clothing and PPE equipment can have on your core
  • how to spot overheating danger signs
  • what to do when someone is at risk
  • how to minimise your chances of suffering from a heat-related illness.

This training is presented in short 1-2 minute ‘chunks’ of information allowing you to stop and start whenever you need to, and progress at your own pace. Pick up your training wherever you left off in your last session, view your progress through the course with the time-o-meter, go back to previous lessons and redo any part of the course as you wish.

A PDF certificate will be emailed to you on completion of all three modules.

Estimated total course time: 120 minutes.

Download the HIPA course: PDF version or Narrated Presentation (MP4)

Download a poster to display in your workplace.

Following on from the course above, we also have another program of information focussing on female firefighter thermoregulation and health.

Watch the presentation displayed here and/or download the free assets below to find out more.

Looking for a course?

You can still access distance learning courses with the skills network. Courses usually take just 12-16 weeks to complete and can be done remotely without attending lessons in a classroom or having regular face-to-face contact with a tutor. This means you can study at your own pace, in your own home, at a time that suits you, with the freedom to revisit areas of the course as little or as much as you like without having to keep the same pace as others.

To find out more visit www.theskillsnetwork.com/learners

Learners in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland should contact their local reps.