Basic Firefighting Training

At the end of this training session, participants will have been equipped with the skills to:

  • Determine all the probable causes of fire outbreaks

  • Identify the conditions capable of causing fire outbreaks

  • Use a fire extinguisher

  • Recognise signals used in case of fire

  • Prevent fire outbreak

  • Perform first basic intervention

  • Implement an emergency evacuation plan in case of a fire

  • Alert the organisation of an evacuation plan

  • Reach the “Zero Accident” objective

This course will be rounded off with a practical exercise.

Who Should Register for this Course?

Anyone tasked with managing emergencies: managers, supervisors, fire wardens, firefighters, HSE professionals, public works and public school planners, transportation planners/transportation management center staff, local public and private emergency management stakeholders, etc.

Course Content

  • Legal requirements

  • Definitions

  • Basic Principles of Firefighting

  • Sources of Ignition

  • Sources of Fuel

  • Sources of Oxygen

  • Common Causes and Consequences of Fire

  • Purpose of a Fire Extinguisher

  • Classifications of Fire

  • Types of Fire Extinguishers

  • Anatomy of a Fire Extinguisher

  • Firefighting Decision Criteria

  • General Procedures for Responding To a Fire

  • When it is Safe to Fight a Fire

  • When it is not Safe to Fight a Fire

  • Fire Emergency Response

  • How to Extinguish a Small Fire

  • Firefighting Techniques

  • Understand Sprinklers

  • Fire Blanket

  • How to Use a Fire Blanket

  • Fire Extinguisher Inspection

  • Key Elements to Remember

  • Practical

Course Duration

One day, which also includes a tea break and lunch.


On successful completion of this course participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

Course Fee

₦15,000 (fifteen thousand naira), which covers course, practical, training materials and certification.