After attending this course, delegates will be capable of identifying, containing, preventing and extinguishing different types of fires by operating basic fire fighting equipment at an advanced level as well as assisting in the fire risk assessment.

Formative assessment

  • Various activities will be completed during class as well as for homework.

Summative assessment

  • Written assessment and practical exercise to be completed at the end of the course
  • Learners need to achieve a minimum of 60%.

Course outline

Delegates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge in relation to:

  • The Fire Tetrahedron and the components required to sustain combustion
  • Common causes of fires in the workplace
  • Identifying different types of fires
  • Fire Prevention Techniques
  • Various fire detection and reporting methods
  • The different classes of fires
  • The different types of fire equipment including fire extinguishers, Fire Hose Reels, Fire Hydrants and Fire Hoses
  • Which fires are extinguished with which fire extinguisher
  • Personal safety requirements and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Methods of extinguishing fires (Practical component)
  • First Aid techniques for treating burns
  • Emergency Patient Carry Methods
  • Fire Risk Assessment and Hazard Controls
  • Monthly Fire Checklist which the firefighter has to be complete
  • Fire Investigation and Scene Preservation techniques
  • The Advanced Fire Fighting course consists of a combination of theoretical and practical components to adequately prepare a fire warden for workplace fires. The practical component also includes:
    • Fire extinguisher operation and the extinguishment of a fire
    • The correct use of a hose reel and the extinguishment of a fire
    • Fire hydrant operations and hand signals
    • Fire hydrant hose drills and the extinguishment of a fire
    • Smokehouse (site dependent)


Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to fires in working places

SAQA ID:   120331





Workers who are at the front line of fire fighting at their workplace


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