Training courses

We specialise in training and development courses aimed at other emergency response providers, as well as commercial and public organisations, educational establishments and residential care homes. We provide a range of courses and training solutions to suit the needs of your organisation.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states organisations must provide staff fire safety training, and where appropriate, select fire wardens to receive additional training.

Ensuring that staff are fully trained in fire prevention and safety, as well as what to do in the event of a fire, will help protect business and ensure you comply with legislation.

We offer a comprehensive range of courses, tailored to your requirements, delivered at our fire stations, or on your own site for convenience. All courses have been developed, and are delivered, by professionally qualified trainers to deliver the highest-quality training.
We deliver a comprehensive selection of training courses, including:
  • Fire Warden / Marshal,
  • Fire Awareness (includes extinguisher training),
  • Competent Person,
  • Extinguisher Training,
  • Emergency Response Team Training
  • Fire Risk Assessment
Course delegates will receive a certificate of attendance on completion of the course.
  • "Our fire wardens are better prepared after attending the course." - Kilfrost, Haltwhistle
  • "The benefits of engaging with Northumberland Fire and Resuce Service have been numerous and valued." - SCA, Prudhoe
  • "The training course is one of the best that I have been on." - Aberwicke Care Home
If you would like to make an enquiry about fire safety training, please click here to complete our online form. Alternatively, please contact:
We have been delivering these courses in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Denmark for more than ten years.

Our instructors have gained significant knowledge and experience from working with partners in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Slovak Republic, the USA and South Africa.

The training we deliver is suitable for all fire and rescue employees. It is also suitable for those working in land management that may be called upon to assist with wildfire suppressions and/or are involved in prescribed burning.

We deliver two standard types of wildfire training courses:

  • a two-day wildfire suppression course at your premises

  • A five-day advanced wildfire suppression and wildfire incident management course held in Northumberland

We can also develop bespoke courses to meet your specific needs.

Our courses cover a number of important skills and concepts related to wildfire suppression operations and wildfire incident management.

The key topics covered during our training courses include:
  • wildfire terminology
  • understanding fire behaviour and fuels
  • understanding the wildfire environment
  • situational awareness
  • identifying risks at wildfire incidents
  • how to manage risks using specific safety protocols
  • wildfire prediction system
  • wildfire suppression tactics
  • suppression plans
  • incident command at wildfire incidents
  • field skills
  • opportunities and risks of suppressing wildfires at night
During our training courses, we also teach valuable transferable skills vital for all personnel required to operate at a wildfire incident, including:
  • map reading
  • navigation
  • navigation at night
We have developed a very successful training model which has proven success in multiple countries. One of the key reasons our courses are so successful is they are designed to include a variety of teaching methods, including:
  • theoretical classroom sessions
  • discussion of real life case studies
  • table top exercises to confirm understanding
  • practical sessions in the field – for instance, learning and practising field skills and map reading skills
During our five-day courses, we try to invite guest speakers who work outside of the fire and rescue sector to lead short sessions. They provide valuable insights on wildfires from the point of view of other stakeholders. 
Yes, we have been delivering wildfire training courses for more than six years and are now recognised as the UK’s leading fire and rescue service for wildfire training and operational policy issues.

We have engaged extensively in partnership working at local, national and international levels to improve cooperation, understand and awareness.

Chief fire officer Paul Hedley is currently the lead officer for wildfire in the UK for the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC). He also sits on the England and Wales Wildfire Forum (EWWF), a national strategic advisory body to UK fire and rescue services and rural agency partners.

 
If you would like to make an enquiry about wildfire training, please click here to complete our online form.

Alternatively, please contact the learning and development department at NFRSlandD@Northumberland.gov.uk or on +44(0)1670 620073.