Gardmed Ambulance Service
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Fire Awareness Training

It is a requirement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 that employers should provide a safe and healthy environment for their employees.

This comprehensive SAQA aligned course (Unit Standards:  13961, 110192, 110075 and 12484) covers an introduction to Fire Fighting and Awareness, enabling all participants to:

  • Have a greater awareness and understanding of the threat posed by fire, their personal responsibility in preventing an outbreak where they work and, on the action to be taken should one occur?
  • Enable the student to tackle a fire in its incipient stages, in the correct and safe manner, using the correct extinguishing medium.
  • Assist with the safe evacuation of all building occupants and correct reporting procedures should a fire or other emergency take place.


A minimum of 4 hours.

Course Content / Modules Covered

A wide range of subjects is covered including:

  • Introduction – What to do
  • Combustion – The nature of Fire
  • Causes of fire – How fires start and prevention
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Other fire equipment  (Fire Buckets and Blankets)
  • Fixed Fire Hose reels
  • Plan, prepare and carry out a fire drill
  • Practical sessions

If your organisation has a specific area of training that is not included, or you require a more in-depth session then we can accommodate you by providing additional training in that particular subject.


Subject to assessment, all participants will be issued with a Fire Awareness Certificate.