This is an online course which will be delivered via a professional web-based platform.

Fire Manager Course (9 day) - ONLINE

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Our popular Fire Manager Course (9 day) is now available online.

Delegates will take part in interactive online sessions via a professional web-based platform delivered by our fully qualified trainers. The course lengths, content, and materials will remain the same. The exams will be taken on the final day and submitted by email with results and certificates issued within two weeks of the final course date.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is only open to residents in the UK.


The Fire Manager Course (9 day) combines the Fire Risk Assessor (5 day) and the Managing Fire Safety (4 day) course modules to provide comprehensive, in-depth and practical training on all aspects of fire safety.

Current fire safety legislation requires a risk-based regime in organisations with a nominated competent person overseeing the fire safety management responsibilities - Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 for England and Wales/Fire (Scotland) Act 2005/Northern Ireland Fire Safety Regulations 2010.

This prestigious online course has been designed specifically for individuals employed in a wide range of industrial and commercial backgrounds in both public and the private sector and organisations who require in-depth, practical training in fire risk assessment and fire safety management.

This course ensures that on completion delegates feel competent and confident to carry out fire risk assessments, produce fire safety reports and fire emergency plans of small to medium size premises in line with current legislation leading to a Fire Associate level qualification with the IFSM or a Fire Technician qualification with the IFE, subject to validation criteria.

About the course

A highly practical 9 day in-depth course of study, consisting of 2 modules with multi-media presentations, working on plan drawings and practical exercises.

It covers all the essentials required to implement an effective fire safety management system to satisfy the requirements of current legislation. 

What's included?

First class training and instruction from qualified fire-safety professionals.

Exam fees

PLUS - Complimentary Training Pack

This complimentary pack will be posted to delegates ahead of the course date and includes comprehensive course notes, scale ruler, drawing template, fire-door gap gauge, as well as computer software on memory stick using PAS 79 methodology for:

  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • Fire Records
  • Fire Inspections
  • Fire Emergency plans
  • Pre-Incident Planning
  • Fire Guides and more …

Delegates must have Word and Excel software on their computer / laptop which must not be encrypted.

Who should book?

Fire Safety Managers, Facilities Managers, Risk Managers, Surveyors, Consultants and Health and Safety practitioners and those looking for a professional, nationally recognised, fire safety management qualification. Those with very little or a good working knowledge of fire safety will benefit from this training.


  • The Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM) for whom Vulcan is an Approved Centre has accredited the course at Fire Associate (AIFSM) level subject to validation criteria.
  • The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has recognised the course as an education programme subject to their validation a Fire Technician grade.

Qualification achieved

  • Vulcan Fire Risk Assessor Course (5 day) certificate
  • Vulcan Managing Fire Safety Course (4 day) certificate
  • Vulcan Fire Manager Course certificate

What will you be able to do after the course?

On completion of the course you will be better able to:

  • Interpret fire safety legislation and its requirements.
  • Implement an effective fire safety management structure
  • Set up and manage an effective fire awareness training scheme 
  • Identify and control major fire hazards by setting up a programme of inspections and assessments
  • Identify hazards and any fire safety management deficiencies
  • Confidently and competently conduct effective fire risk assessments
  • Maintain fire records, documentation and fire emergency plan
  • Compile fire risk assessment reports
  • Compile and manage fire emergency plans
  • Advise on improvements to control measures in reducing the risk of fire
  • Advise on fire-fighting access requirements
  • Give advice on construction site fire safety requirements.


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Course Content

Fire Risk Assessor Course (5 day) (Part 1)

Course Content – FRA Day 1
  • Introduction
  • Fire Legislation, Fire Guides & Building Regulations
  • Means of Escape Principles
  • Compartmentation
  • Passive Fire Protection
  • Fire Rated Cladding
  • Fire Risks
  • Travel Distance
  • Fire Doors & Fire Glass
  • Fire Signage
Course Content – FRA Day 2
  • Emergency Lighting
  • BS 9999 Risk Profile Overview
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Human Behaviour
  • Fire Service Access & Equipment
Course Content – FRA Day 3
  • Fire Inspections & Photographic Evidence of Common Problems
  • Lightning Strikes and protection
  • Fire Safety Management
  • Dangerous Substances
  • Waste Management
  • Construction Detailed Overview
Course Content – FRA Day 4
  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • BS PAS 79
  • Fire Emergency Plans
  • The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (amended 1989 and 1993)
  • Sleeping Risk
Course Content – FRA Day 5
  • Fire Risk Assessor EXAMINATION

Open book examination on fire risk assessment from plan drawings and case history.

Managing Fire Safety Course (4 day) (Part 2)

Course Content – MFS Day 1
  • Introduction

  • Fire Science

  • Fire Media

  • Fire Reports

  • Fire Service (IRS)

  • Arson

  • Fire History

  • Fire Legislation

  • Enforcing Authorities & Past Fire Prosecutions

  • Fire Safety (Employees Capabilities) (England) Regulations 2010

Course Content – MFS Day 2
  • Hospital Overview

  • Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004

  • Managing Fire Safety

  • Fire Warden Responsibilities

  • Pre-Incident Planning

  • Wet Fixed Fire Systems

Course Content – MFS Day 3
  • BS 9999: 2017 Detailed Overview

  • BS 7974: 2019 Fire Engineering Solutions

  • Water Supplies and Hydrants

  • Gaseous Flooding Fixed Systems

  • Tactical Ventilation

  • Smoke Control & Ventilation

  • Fire Dampers

Course Content – MFS Day 4
  • Managing Fire Safety EXAMINATION

The exam consists of a multi-choice examination paper and open book examinations on fire risk assessment and fire safety report writing from plan drawings and case history to consolidate learning.


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Dates / Book

Next Course Dates

The Fire Manager Course (9 day) is made up of two courses - Fire Risk Assessor Course (5 day) and Managing Fire Safety (4 day). To book the full Certificate course simply choose the date you require from BOTH of the sections below.

Fire Risk Assessor Course (5 day) - ONLINE (Part 1)

Managing Fire Safety Course (4 day) - ONLINE (Part 2)

29 Oct-1 Nov 2024