Fire Extinguisher Training

Course Description

This course will cover both theoretical and practical activities designed tp provide participants with the knowledge and skills to be able to recognise and control small emergincies on-site.  The course includes the use of fire extinguishers.

Course Content

  • Types of emergencies
  • Planning and Preparation for an emergency
  • “Sizing up” an emergency
  • Basics of Fire
  • Dangers associated with fire emergency
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Use of fire extinguishers
  • Use of a fire extinguisher can be either done in a “live fire” environment or we also offer an electronic ‘Bullex’ fire simulator which can be used indoors.


Assessment of knowledge will be conducted by use of a workbook and verbal questioning. Participants will also be required to demonstrate competence through a range of practical activities.


There are no prerequisites for this unit

Participant Responsibilities

Participants are required to be on time for all courses and bring a form of identification such as drivers licence or Medicare card for verification of details listed on the course enrolment form.

Due to the practical nature of this course, participants will be required to wear suitable attire such as long pants and work boots. Where appropriate other PPE such as High Visibility clothing, safety glasses and hard hats are to be worn.

For additional Participant Responsibilities, please see Participant Handbook by going to the following link


Face to Face training will be conducted over a period of 2 hours.
Training can be conducted both on or offsite site provided access to a range of emergency equipment appropriate to the sites emergency plan and a suitable training room is available for use.
PARCOR caters for training onsite throughout Victoria including areas such as Melbourne, Geelong, Portland, Warrnambool, Colac, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Sale, Bairnsdale, Echuca, Mildura, Wangaratta, Dandenong, Frankston and Traralgon.

Group Size

To ensure quality training and a safe learning environment, the maximum allowable group size is 12 participants.

What Information Will Parcor Require?

Due to the assessment requirements of the unit of competency, PARCOR will need to be provided with the following information prior to training commencement;

  • Emergency Management Plans

What Will Your Organisation Receive?

  • Statement of Attainment issued to individual participants who successfully complete the requirements of the unit of competency
  • Certificate of Compliance for your Health and Safety Office compliance file

How Often Should Reassessment be Conducted?

AS3745 requires first attack firefighting refresher training at intervals not greater than two years


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