Fire Marshal Training – for Voluntary and Community Groups

Thursday 26 October 2017

What is the course about and who is it for?

RVA are collaborating with Redkite Training to provide a half day Fire Marshal Training session for Reading-based voluntary and community groups/ charities. This training is a key element of good Health and Safety practices and will ensure that you are able to keep your service users, members, volunteers and staff safe in the event of a fire. This course is ideal for all groups, whether you have your own building or you hire a space from which to run your activities.

The course will cover:

This course covers basic theory and practical training for those staff or volunteers whose remit it is to help evacuate your people quickly and safely in cases of emergency. In legal terms a ‘competent person’.

Fire Marshals receive theory training on the current legislation pertaining to fire safety. The types and colour coding of extinguishers, classifying fires and informing the fire brigade. We give hands on training of water, foam and CO2 fire extinguishers and fire blankets. Most importantly, training in how to ensure safe evacuations from your premises.Fire marshal training course includes

  • The legal requirements
  • The triangle of fire
  • Types of fire
  • Causes of fire
  • Extinguishing fire
  • Basic fire prevention
  • Actions to be taken in the event of fire
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Responsibilities of a Fire Marshall / Warden
  • Fire notices and signs
  • Escape routes and their importance
  • Checking fire fighting equipment within your workplace
  • Assembly points and role calls
  • In-depth fire prevention
  • Proactive and reactive role of a Fire Marshall / Warden
  • Practical demonstration, allowing students to extinguish different types of fire, using fire extinguishers on our environmentally friendly fire simulators.

You will receive training course materials and a certificate upon completion of the course.

Cost and booking:

The course is provided by an external Fire Safety expert. We have managed to secure a reduced voluntary sector rate of £35 per participant.

The course fee includes tea and coffee.

To ensure maximum participation and space, this course is limited to 15 participants. Please therefore book early via the link.


Please note that this course will take place at the new Weller Centre in lower Caversham. 110 Amersham Road, RG4 5NA. There is parking on site.


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Voluntary sector
Event date
26 October 2017
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0118 937 2104
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The Weller Centre
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110 Amersham Road
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Wheelchair accessible?