Fire Warden/Marshal Course

fire warden training

Who Is The Course For?

In larger premises, or where there is a large number of staff, it is advisable to train some staff members as fire wardens (also known as fire marshals).

Where Can I Attend The Course?

The course is run at your place of work, or can be arranged locally to you.

Duration Of Course:

  • 3 hours

Course Requirements

Theory sessions take place in a meeting room, training room or lounge (such as care homes).

The practical session takes place in a suitable outside area (approximately 3 car parking spaces) away from buildings.

All appropriate training equipment (including fire extinguishers) will be brought by PRT-Training.


£385 (This is the total cost of the course, not per individual) – no vat to pay.

Number of Attendees

You can book up to a maximum of 15 delegates on this course.

Course Content:

  • Roles, Responsibilities, and Duties of a Fire Warden
    – Actions on hearing the alarm
    – Actions on discovering a fire
  • Fire Safety Legislation
  • The chemistry of fire
  • Fire spread
  • Common causes of fire
  • Fire safety precautions and measures
  • How to carry out a ‘fire sweep’
  • Human behavior in fire
  • Fire Warden Daily | Weekly | Monthly Checks
  • Record keeping
  • Liaising with Fire Service
  • Fire drills/evacuation procedures
  • Use of fire extinguishers: practical and theory

Course Aims:

By the end of the course, delegates will..

  • Have a detailed knowledge of the fire safety strategy of the premises.
  • Have an awareness of human behavior in fires.
  • Know how to encourage others to use the most appropriate escape route.
  • Know how to search safely and recognise areas that are unsafe to enter.
  • Understand the difficulties that some people, particularly if disabled, may have in escaping and any special evacuation arrangements that have been pre-planned.
  • Receive additional training in the use of firefighting equipment.
  • Have an understanding of the purpose of any fixed firefighting equipment such as sprinklers or gas flooding systems.
  • Know the procedure for reporting faults, incidents, and ‘near misses’.

Fire warden training normally involves a classroom-based theory session of approximately 2 hours followed by a 30-minute practical session using fire extinguishers on live fires.

There will also be a short test paper to complete at the end. This is to ensure delegates have understood the course content.

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  • Theory: Classroom-based learning
  • Practical: Hands-on use of fire extinguishers on live fires
  • Comprehensive course handouts
  • Certificate for each candidate
  • High-quality training by serving Fire Service personnel, giving you the best training possible for your staff

How To Book

To book this course, or for a quote..

Call PETER on: 07921906519


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We look forward to hearing from you.