Course Details


During the basic fire-fighting course, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to manage and extinguish fires in the home and/or office.

Increased knowledge of how to handle a fire in the correct and safe manner will improve attendees’ ability to handle an emergency situation.

1Y Certificate Validity

The certificate will remain valid for 1 year after successful completion.

SETA Accredited

Accredited by the Sector Education and Training Authority.

DOL Accredited

Accredited by the Department of Labour.


This course covers:

    • Fire introduction
    • Giving warning of a fire
    • The burning process
    • The fire tetrahedron
    • Classes of fire
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Extinguishing mediums and extinguishers:
    1. Water
    2. Foam
    3. Carbon Dioxide
    4. Dry Chemical Powder
    • Fire equipment requirements
    • Methods of operation
    • Operating procedure
    • Care and maintenance of fire equipment
    • How fire spreads
    • Fire prevention
    • Fire hose reels
    • Fire buckets
    • Fire blankets
    • Getting out alive
    • Lifting and carrying techniques
    • Fire suppression with hose and hydrant operations
    • Types of fire attacks
    • Emergency plan basics

What You Will Receive

    • Basic Fire Fighting Manual
    • Basic Fire Fighting Certificate (valid for one year)


In order to be accepted onto this course, attendees have to meet the following requirements:

    • Ability to read, write and understand English.

In order to pass this course attendees will have to:

Demonstrate their skill in performing basic fire-fighting techniques.

Students will also be expected to pass a short theory assessment to demonstrate their understanding of the basic concepts appropriate to Basic Fire Fighting.