Fire does not respect anything or anyone, it kills, destroys, maims, scars and it can leave people jobless if their place of work is destroyed by fire. For these reasons you must have a clear understanding of the causes of fire and methods of prevention, some of which are governed by law and enforced by a local Fire Authority. You must be aware of how to prevent fires from getting started and how to deal with a fire that has started through Basic Fire Safety Awareness.

Basic Fire Safety Awareness

The aim of this unit is to highlight the IMPORTANCE of fire safety awareness. Once you have completed this unit you should be able to:

  • Describe the basic types of hazard classification;
  • Explain the principles of the “Fire Triangle”;
  • describe the rapid rate of fire growth and spread;
  • Explain the initial response to a fire incident as stated in the contingency or emergency plan;
  • Identify the different types of fire extinguisher;
  • Locate the main fire hazards, the fire alarm points and the correct type of fire extinguisher for the type of fire concerned.

This course is 1.5 hours long and covers the following topics:

  1. Nature of Fire
  2. Fire Triangle
  3. Fire Progression
  4. Classification of Fire
  5. Types of Fire Extinguishers
  6. Water Filled Extinguishers
  7. Powder Filled Extinguishers
  8. Foam Filled Extinguishers
  9. CO2 Filled Extinguishers
  10. AFFF Filled Extinguishers
  11. Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers
  12. Key Points for Using Fire Extinguishers
  13. Fire Fighting Equipment
  14. Gas Based Flooding Systems
  15. Dry Riser System
  16. Sprinklers
  17. Foam Flooding System
  18. Actions On Discovering a Fire


All learners that successfully complete all required coursework and training for this course will receive a Certificate of Completion from This shall be emailed to you after your test scores have been reviewed.

Course Price

35 per individual.

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