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Basic Fire Awareness Training

St John Rescue Corps organises Basic Fire Awareness (BFA) training aimed at employees, regardless of the industry type as well as the general public.


The BFA training provides participants with greater awareness and understanding of the dangers of fire and helps them to identify and reduce the risk that fire presents in the workplace. Participants will understand the actions to take in the event of discovering a fire or hearing the fire alarm sound in the workplace.


By the end of this training the participants will have:

  • A greater awareness of the dangers of fire and smoke
  • Awareness of all fire safety measures in the workplace
  • An understanding of their actions in the event of fire
  • Confidence in identifying and operating fire fighting equipment
  • Awareness of potential fire hazards in the workplace



  • Chemistry of Fire
  • Extinguishing Methods
  • Classes of Fire
  • Types & Uses of Extinguishers
  • Physical Properties of Matter
  • Heat
  • Thermal Expansion
  • Chemistry
  • Basic Hazards
  • Basic Elements of Construction & Safety Practice


  • Use of Fire Blanket
  • Use of Various Fire Extinguishers
  • Ventilation
  • Smoke Room Experience


There are no formal entry requirements for this course.


This training is delivered by qualified and experienced trainers.


4 hours (preferably on a Saturday).


A certificate of attendance with a 3-year validity is provided.


Download the Basic Fire Awareness Training syllabus [PDF]. For more information contact us.