Basic Fire Fighting Course


This training course is an essential part of proactive Fire safety management in all organizations.

This practical training is essential in order to protect employees, property and the environment. The Basic Fire Fighting course is designed to be highly interactive and practical oriented. 

The learning never stops


  • Elements of a fire
  • Combustion
  • Classes of a fire and extinguishing methods.
  • How fire works – Heating and ignition How fire spreads – Radiation, Convection, Conduction and Direct Burning.
  • Identify the type of fire and extinguishing agent
  • Extinguisher inspection
  • Fire extinguishing equipment operating procedure- PASS Method
  • Hose Reels, Fire Buckets and Fire Blankets
  • Portable Fire Extinguisher
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazards (Safety for all).
  • Fire Hazards – Main causes of fires
  • Fire prevention and fire safety
  • Emergency plans and fire alarms
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act – Duty to all.
  • Video demonstration of fire safety and  various extinguishing methods.
  • Practical sessions


  • Detailed subject notes and illustrations.
  • Progress quizzes to keep learning on track.
  • An overhead slide presentation providing supplementary.
  • Videos to illustrate best practices and case studies.
  • A learner workbook Practical sessions with the various types of Fire Extinguishers.
  • Has attended certificate – Short course
  • CETA certificate of competence (Costs extra R400.00 excluding VAT)

Delegates who successfully completes this course will  be able to

  • Identify hazards
  • Identify different types of fires
  • Explain and practice fire prevention
  • Operate a basic fire fighting equipment
  • Perform basic fire fighting procedures
  • Understand the causes and classes of fire
  • Understand fire prevention procedures

It is desirable for learners wishing to achieve this unit standard to be competent at:

  • Communication at ABET level 3 or equivalent
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent   

For a short course: Successful delegates will receive a has attended certificate.

For a certificate of competence, a portfolio of evidence must be submitted by candidates. 

South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique Botswana & Namibia

Course Status: Available

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