Fire Training

Newcastle International Training Academy are an accredited fire training centre and have a range of courses available that can be conducted both on and off our premises. 

What's included on the day?

  • Free all-day car park
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Full use of facilities 
  • Showers and changing facilities 
  • WiFi
  • PPE
  • Workbooks 

Our list of courses include: 

Fire Warden

Fire Warden

Newcastle International Training Academy are accredited to deliver Level 2 & 3 QualSafe awards (RQF). This one-day Fire Warden Training course is more in depth than Fire Awareness training and is especially useful to those with a designated responsibility for fire safety.

Length of Course 

  • 1- day course

Fire Safety Awareness (QA Level 1 Award) course syllabus includes:

  • Causes of fires in the workplace
  • Costs of fires in the workplace for employers, employees and society
  • Basic fire safety duties and responsibilities
  • Actions to be taken in the event of a fire
  • Principles of risk control and controlling risks
  • Effective risk management
  • Risk control and prevention measures
  • Safe use of fire-fighting equipment
  • Fire safety equipment checks

Fire Safety Awareness (QA Level 2 Award) course syllabus includes:

  • Causes of fires in the workplace
  • The fire triangle
  • Hazards during and after a fire
  • Fire and smoke spread
  • Identifying and controlling fire hazards
  • Fire safety laws
  • Duties and responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Undertaking a fire safety inspection
  • Fire safety risk assessments
  • Contents of a fire safety briefing
  • Roles and responsibilities of the nominated fire warden
Fire Awareness

Fire Awareness

The Fire Awareness course is aimed at all staff in all workplaces, to help them identify and reduce the risks from fire in the workplace. Please note that this course does not give the delegate the opportunity to use an extinguisher practically. 

Length of Course 

  • 1-2 hours

The Fire Awareness course syllabus includes:

  • Chemistry and combustion of fire
  • Classifications of fires
  • Methods of extinguishing fire
  • Action to be taken on discovering a fire
  • How to raise the fire alarm and the procedures this sets in motion
  • The fire alarm system
  • The action to be taken on hearing the fire alarm
  • The location of fire points within the building
  • The importance of external assembly points
  • Location of escape routes 
  • The importance of fire doors in restricting fire spread
  • Operation of escape route doors
  • Fire prevention
  • How to use a fire extinguisher
  • Site Fire Safety tour
General Fire Safety

General Fire Safety

The Fire Safety course promotes an increased level of Fire Safety awareness and to give instruction and training in the practical use of extinguishing media.

The Fire Safety course syllabus includes:

  • Basic understanding of the legal requirements regarding fire safety
  • The procedures for summoning assistance
  • The procedures in the event of an emergency evacuation
  • How to use first aid fire fighting equipment
  • The importance of good housekeeping
Industrial Fire Fighting

Introduction to Industrial Fire Fighting

We offer a range of industrial fire fighting courses including, an Introduction to Industrial Fire Fightingchemical spillage and helicopter firefighting.

Length of Course 

  • Duration varies depending on the course

The Introduction to Industrial Fire Fighting course syllabus includes:

  • Fire ground communications
  • Chemistry of fire
  • Hose Running exercises
  • Use of secondary firefighting media
  • Hydrant drills
  • Branch handling techniques
  • Practical training and team work skills utilising various fire simulators
  • Hot Fire exercises incorporating bunds, split flange, plant and vehicle


 The Chemical Spillage course syllabus includes*:

  • Hazard Identification
  • Dynamic Risk Assessment
  • Review of MSDS
  • Fire extinguisher theory and practical
  • Practical spillage exercises

*Please noteThe course provides students with the skills required to deal with a range of hazardous materials such as dust, liquids, and vapors.

We design the course syllabus to be bespoke depending on your training needs. The activities listed are an example of what can be included in the course.


The Helicopter Firefighting course syllabus includes*:

  • Raised helipad fire-fighting
  • Internal and external kerosene fires
  • Internal and external gas fires
  • Flashover
  • Carbonaceous fires
  • Confined space

*Please note: Raised Helipad Fire-fighting, initial training, refresher and team leader courses are available. Syllabus and duration is bespoke depending on clients training needs.

Breathing Apparatus Training

Breathing Apparatus Training

At Newcastle International Training Academy, we offer Breathing Apparatus Initial, Revalidation, Instructor and Wearer courses. 

Length of Course 

  • Duration varies depending on the course

Breathing Apparatus Initial course syllabus includes:

  • Physiology of respiration (theory presentation)
  • Breathing apparatus set description
  • Breathing apparatus cylinders/durations
  • Breathing apparatus general checks
  • Donning and start-up procedures
  • Doffing procedures
  • The importance of record keeping
  • OGBA (Operational Guidance Breathing Apparatus)
  • Wearer distress (theory presentation)
  • Entrapped procedures
  • Walk/run/climb exercise (practical exercise)
  • Breathing practical exercise in restricted vision
  • Control procedures
  • Working in heat and smoke


Breathing Apparatus Revalidation course syllabus includes:

  • Physiology of respiration
  • Breathing apparatus set description
  • Breathing apparatus cylinders / durations
  • Breathing apparatus general checks
  • Donning and start-up procedures
  • Doffing procedures
  • The importance of record keeping
  • Technical Bulletin 1/1997 procedures
  • Wearer distress
  • Entrapped procedures
  • Walk/run/climb exercise
  • Breathing practical exercise in restricted vision


Breathing Apparatus Instructor course syllabus includes:

  • Practical Sessions Theoretical Sessions
  • Observation Exercises Set Description
  • Syndicate Exercise – Obscured Vision BA Malfunctions and defects
  • Syndicate Exercise – Live Fire Conditions Exercise Planning
  • Instructional Technique Observers and Safety
  • Briefing and de-briefing Officers
  • Wearing ability Heat and Humidity
  • Monitoring BA Crews/crew safety Guideline procedures
  • Exercise planning and risk assessment Entry Control Procedures
  • Risk Assessment
  • Working in smoke and darkness
  • BA Procedures


Breathing Apparatus Wearer course syllabus includes:

  • The roles and responsibilities of a Breathing Apparatus Wearer
  • The importance of effective team work
  • The physical restraints of Breathing Apparatus
  • Skills required of a Breathing Apparatus wearer when working in heat and smoke
  • All aspects of Breathing Apparatus procedures in accordance with OGBA (Operational Guidance Breathing Apparatus)


If you can't find what you are looking for, don't worry, we can do bespoke courses tailored to your needs. Please speak to a member of our team and they will be able to assist you further. 

To find out more and to book a course, please email us at [email protected] or calling (0191) 214 3337.

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