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DFB External Training,
O’Brien Institute,
Malahide Road,
Dublin 3.


(+353 1) 222 4199


Fire Marshal (Fire Warden) Course

Course overview

This training course is specifically designed to meet the requirements of both the 1981 Fire Services Act and Regulation 9 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. It takes the student through a range of fire related topics covering emergency and non-emergency activities and duties, which the fire marshal would be expected to perform. On completion, it will give the student the knowledge and skills required to recognise and maintain a safe working environment. It will train staff to effectively manage an evacuation in the event of an emergency and to deal with an outbreak of fire in its early stages.

Fire marshal training in the DFB Training Centre

Who should attend?

Carefully selected members of staff who have been chosen to form a fire marshal team. The team should consist of members of the work force drawn from all areas of the premises ensuring no area is left unrepresented. Allowance should be made for absenteeism due to leave etc.

Course Programme

The duration of the course is one day and will cover the following topics:

  • Mechanics of fire, smoke and dangerous gases
  • Fire extinguishers and hose reel equipment
  • First aid fire fighting
  • Incidents involving flammable liquids and gases
  • Storage of flammable liquids and gases
  • Common fire safety features
  • Elements of compartmentation
  • Means of escape
  • Duties of the fire marshal in emergency, pre-emergency and post-emergency situations
  • Hazard spotting and elimination of bad practices
  • Methods of Evacuation
  • Liaising with the Fire Brigade
  • Legislation

Course Brochure

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Next Courses

Please contact us for information on upcoming courses.

We also offer Fire Marshal Refresher training for those that have completed this training previously.

How to book?

Our booking team is available to discuss this training course in more detail with you and how it can meet your needs.

We can also provide bespoke training programmes for your organisation, incorporating this course and other relevant courses.

Available dates and course fees are given on request.

Call us today on (01) 222 4199 or click here to request a call back.

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