Fire Warden/Fire Extinguisher Training Course

Course Background:

This course is designed to give participants the skills and confidence to deliver fire warden training to meet the requirements of both the 1981 Fire Services Act and regulation 9 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

Course Content:

  • Legislation including health and safety, fire safety and building control regulations
  • Fire science (fire triangle, combustion, fire spread, extinguishing fires)
  • Codes of practice in relation to fire extinguishers, fire alarms and emergency lighting
  • Understanding passive and active fire prevention controls
  • Different types of fire extinguishers including the selection of fire extinguishers available
  • Use of fire extinguishers, and the type of fire’s they can be used on
  • Roles of the Fire Warden (pre-fire duties, fire duties, post fire duties)
  • Discussions on different evacuation models
  • We will also carry out sweeping a building, and will have a smoke-filled room to make the sweep more realistic.
  • We will also look at the process of fire risk assessments.
  • Discussions on evacuation around different sectors including hotels, nursing homes, preschools and general production facilities

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course participants will have the skill and knowledge to instruct and train learners:

  • In their duties as fire wardens
  • To understand the chemistry of fire
  • To identify basic fire hazards in the workplace
  • To carry out emergency evacuation drills
  • To assist in the management of emergency evacuations
  • To understand the different evacuation models
  • Select and use the appropriate fire fighting equipment to deal with an undeveloped fire

This Course is Designed For:

This course is ideal for trainers assigned with the responsibility for training within your organisation or those involved in training on a consultative basis. As this course is limited to 2 days there is no train the trainer element, therefore trainers must have some training experience when attending this course.

Duration of the Course:

2 days.


A maximum of 10 per course.


Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a Fire Warden – Marshal Instructor certificate.