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First Attack Fire Fighting Training

Learn the correct use of portable firefighting equipment to manage small workplace emergencies.


First Attack Fire Fighting is a crucial aspect of workplace safety. It predominantly involves the use of fire extinguishers and fire blankets, and can also incorporate fire hose reels to control small fires before they escalate into larger ones.


Essential Training offers First Attack Fire Fighting as customised safety training to suit your business needs. Our standard short course covers the theory of fire, including the triangle of combustion, classes of fire, extinguisher identification and types, as well as correct use of first attack fire equipment including extinguishers, fire blankets and hose reels.   


The training also covers the impact of incorrect use of fire extinguishers and hose reels on different classes of fire. Our theory component is complemented by an engaging practical session, where participants have the opportunity to utilise real extinguishers to gauge the weight, feeling and physical requirements for correct usage.


The Australian Safety Standards provide guidelines for the safe use of First Attack Fire Fighting equipment in the workplace 

This tailored short course meets Australian Standards (AS3745-2010) that outline where First Attack Firefighting forms part of your emergency procedures, specific occupants shall be trained to enable them to competently execute their duties. Those nominated must also retain their skills via regular training.


This course is closely aligned to the Unit of Competency: CPPFES2005 Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment (Release 1) -  which is also on offer at Essential Training should clients wish to achieve nationally recognised certification via a more comprehensive training and assessment process.


AS3745-2010 requires that where First Attack Firefighting forms part of your emergency procedures, specific occupants shall be trained to enable them to competently execute their duties. Those nominated must retain their skills by undertaking First Attack Firefighting training at least every two years 2


Training Location

The preference for this training is to be conducted at your worksite.

If required, clients may also book group training to be delivered at the Essential Training Campus: Unit 2, Wellington Fair, 40 Lord Street, East Perth WA 6004

Onsite Delivery

We come to you! Delivery is designed to be offered at your workplace. We bring along all training materials and equipment to your worksite. Contact us to discuss workplace training options and availability.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered and assessed face-to-face within the workplace or simulated workplace environment.


This course combines a short theoretical component with a hands-on practical activity delivered over approximately 1 hour in total.


There are no prerequisites or entry requirements for courses booked as group training options in the workplace. For clients wishing to enrol learners to undertake this training at Essential Training’s campus, learners should:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of course commencement

  • Wear comfortable and appropriate attire (enclosed flat shoes)

  • Have suitable Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills at least to the level of Year 10 or equivalent.


This course is a customised short course and does not lead to nationally recognised certification. A completion report can be submitted by the trainer to the organisation upon course completion, alternatively, a ‘completion certificate’ issued by Essential Training may be arranged upon request.


This course does not contain any formal assessment requirements. There is an informal, practical, hands-on assessment group-work activity observed by the trainer and workplace peers within the group.


Please contact us for training fees for workplace training based on your requirements.


Please download the Course Information Flyer for further details or contact our friendly staff for further

assistance with course details or course bookings:

Please ensure you have read and understood the course information, as well as read our Learner Handbook

prior to course booking/enrolment.

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