Portable Fire Equipment (Fire Extinguisher)

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Course Overview

Fire extinguishers are designed as an initial response tool to deal with fire emergencies when they are at their smallest and most manageable. When used correctly, this equipment is a valuable tool in preventing costly losses, both at home and in the workplace. Without appropriate training, the effectiveness of this equipment and user confidence can be significantly reduced.

Portable fire equipment training is structured to give participants basic knowledge of fire, combustible materials and an appreciation of the hazards involved in combating small controllable fires. The course also includes equipment checks, appropriate selection of extinguishers and application techniques.

All participants have the opportunity to extinguish live fires to build confidence and reinforce correct techniques for applying extinguishing agents. At all times participants will be guided by our skilled instructors to ensure safe usage practices are adhered to.

This course is ideal for all people that may be exposed to fire emergencies, regardless of whether they are involved in workplace emergency response teams.

Duration: 2 Hours
Location: This course can be trained at our Training Centre or at your Workplace.
(conditions apply)
Cost: Please call or email our office to obtain more information including pricing and course dates. 
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Subjects Covered

  • Types of Emergencies
  • First Response to Emergencies
  • Contacting Emergency Services
  • Chemistry of a Fire
  • The Fire Tetrahedron
  • Transfer of Heat
  • Classes of Fire
  • Type of Extinguishers
  • Extinguisher Compatibility to type of fire
  • Initial Actions and Method of Extinguishment
  • After Incident Actions

Pre-entry Requirements

Fitness to Participate and Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills are required in order to communicate, complete, undertake written and practical assessment activities. If you have any concerns regarding the LLN requirements, please contact 1300 886 208 for assistance.


As we are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) our participants will be awarded a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment on the successful completion of the training and assessment for this course. The unit of competency covered in this course is:

MSMWHS212 Undertake first response to fire incidents

Refresher Training

AS 3745 – 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities states that where first-attack firefighting by specific occupants is included in the emergency procedures, these occupants shall attend a skills retention activity in first-attack firefighting at intervals not greater than two years.

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