This course can be booked as an in-house option to take place at your own premises

Fire Warden Training - Schools

infoinfo expand_less expand_more


The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 for England and Wales/Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 or Fire Safety Regulations (Northern
Ireland) 2010 require that adequate information, instruction and training are provided for teachers and persons nominated with fire safety responsibilities.

Training school staff will significantly improve fire prevention practices and share the workload in the implementation of good fire safety management.

About the course

A ½ day multi-media course of 3.5 hrs duration (3 hr theory and ½ hr practical) where staff will learn the essential duties of Fire Wardens / Marshals and be provided with the knowledge, skills and abilities to undertake their duties competently and confidently. Delegates receive a certificate of attendance and the course is approved by the Institute of Fire Safety Managers for up to 15 delegates per session. 

½ day presentations are also available for care homes, construction, healthcare and hotel sectors.

In-house course only

Normally maximum 15 delegates held at schools throughout the UK, however we are aware that training sometimes needs to take place on a specific training day so arrangements can be made for larger groups to fit in with school training day timetables – please ask for details and date availability at the earliest opportunity.

Requirements - a training room large enough to accommodate the number of attendees. Vulcan will provide projector, laptop and screen for the presentation.

Who should attend?

Teachers, lecturers, teaching assistants, fire wardens, facilities Mmanagers etc holding fire evacuation responsibilities.

Qualification achieved

Fire Warden Approved Certificate.

Benefits to you and your organisation

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Carry out efficient and effective fire evacuations

  • Understand how quickly fire and smoke can spread

  • Assess what size fire can safely be dealt with using appropriate fire-fighting equipment

  • Confidently operate portable fire-fighting equipment

  • Move in a smoke filled environment more confidently

  • Heighten and refresh fire safety awareness.


view_headlineview_headline expand_less expand_more

Course Content

Fire Legislation

  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, or Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 or Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 

Fire Safety Provision

  • Fire guide
  • Means of escape
  • Fire warning systems
  • Fire-fighting equipment 

Fire Science

  • How fires build and spread
  • Backdrafts

Preventative Fire Inspections

  • Hazard spotting
  • Common faults
  • Regular maintenance (housekeeping)

Fire Evacuation Procedures

  • Behaviour of people evacuating a building on fire
  • Safe evacuation key points
  • Fire Warden responsibilities
  • Factors in a controlled evacuation
  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans

Fire Fighting Procedures

  • Fire facts
  • Fire products
  • Classification of fires 
  • Fire spread

Main Causes of Fire

  • How fires start and develop
  • Classes of fires

Portable Fire-Fighting Equipment

  • Main types of extinguisher
  • Suitability of agents
  • Using the PASS formula
  • Practical fire-fighting with water extinguishers.

Fire Extinguisher Training (optional)

The Fire Wardens course can be further enhanced by the inclusion of live fire extinguisher training.

Extinguisher practice is carried out using a propane fired simulator which provides realistic and safe simulation of fires. The simulator requires an area the size of three car parking spaces plus a parking space for a van, and should be away from combustibles, in the open air and on ground level.

All delegates are able to practice using water extinguishers and be able to assess when a fire can be tackled and when to leave it to the fire service. This can reduce the likelihood of any incident developing into a major fire.

Extinguishers are provided for delegates to use.

messagemessage expand_less expand_more

Course Enquiry

Please complete the form below if you would like to enquire about the Fire Warden Training - Schools course, or be added to a waiting list for a date that is currently full.

check_box_outline_blank check_box
info_outline Relax, your data's safe with us.

Your details will not be shared with any organisation outside of Vulcan Fire Training. You may request to be removed from our database at any time. To see our full privacy policy click here.