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First Response to Fire Incidents




One (1) Day

course overview

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to undertake first response to non-aggressive fire incidents in emergency situations and work as part of the emergency control organisation (ECO) that have responsibility for pre-emergency, emergency, and post emergency actions.

learning outcomes

This course covers the following topics:
• Legislation overview and duty of care
• Undertake pre-emergency planning.
• Identify fire emergencies and raise alarm
• Respond to emergency reports, signals and warnings
• Initiate and control initial emergency response, including evacuation
• Operating basic firefighting equipment
• Assist with post emergency response activities such as safe re-entry processes and reporting


Participants must:
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Unless exempt, provide a verifiable USI number
• Be physically fit and healthy with capacity to perform manual tasks
• Be able to read, write, communicate orally, and understand and interpret complex information and situations
• Interact with others and work under pressure
• Dress appropriately i.e., long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots/closed in shoes, safety glasses

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies, procedures, terms, and program conditions.

If you are unsure if you require learning support, SDS can provide access to a LLN assessment that identifies if any learning support is needed. Please ensure you inform the training team on registration, if you fail to inform the training team at registration, learning support may not be available on the day of training.

delivery method

This course is delivered over one (1), ten (10) hour day and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical based activities.

This course is currently offered on a public scheduled basis at our Darwin facility only.




$270.00 (No GST applicable). Prices subject to change.


Assessment includes written and/or multiple-choice knowledge assessment and practical based skills assessments.


On successful completion participants will receive a statement of attainment for:
• MSMWHS212 Undertake first response to fire incidents

skills maintenance

To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained it is critical you undertake regular skills maintenance training. Where there is no licence or legislated expiry the industry standard for skills maintenance is every two (2) years.

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