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Firefighter Essentials: Training for Emergency Response

CPD Accredited | Interactive Learning Materials | PDF Certificate Included | Tutor Support

Cambridge Open Academy


£18 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
3 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF) - Free
  • Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy) - £9.99
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Imagine a blazing inferno engulfing a building, thick smoke billowing into the night sky. Panic ensues as people desperately seek safety. In the face of such danger, heroes emerge. Are you ready to become one of them? Join our Firefighter Essentials course and embark on a transformative journey that equips you with the knowledge and skills needed for effective emergency response. Discover the art of saving lives and protecting communities in the most challenging situations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the role and responsibilities of a firefighter.
  • Comprehend the fire safety legislation and regulations governing emergency response.
  • Explore the science behind fire behaviour and its impact on firefighting strategies.
  • Conduct effective fire risk assessments to mitigate potential hazards.
  • Develop proficient emergency evacuation plans and safety arrangements.
  • Learn the essential techniques of operating fire extinguishers and providing emergency first aid at work.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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  • Enter a world where bravery meets expertise with our Firefighter Essentials course. This immersive training program delves into the core modules of firefighting, providing you with the essential knowledge required for effective emergency response.
  • Dive into the intricacies of fire safety legislation, understanding the legal frameworks that govern emergency protocols and ensure public safety.
  • Explore the fascinating science behind fire behaviour, gaining insights into how fires start, spread, and can be controlled. Learn the fundamentals of firefighting strategies based on this knowledge.
  • Master the art of fire risk assessment, honing your skills in identifying potential hazards, evaluating risks, and implementing preventive measures to safeguard lives and properties.
  • Delve into the crucial aspects of evacuation and safety arrangements, understanding the intricacies of developing efficient emergency response plans to minimize risks and ensure swift evacuations.
  • Equip yourself with the practical know-how of operating fire extinguishers effectively and providing crucial emergency first aid at work, enabling you to be a competent first responder in critical situations.

Enrol today and let the flames of bravery ignite within you.

Who is this course for?

  • Aspiring firefighters seeking to gain foundational knowledge in emergency response.
  • Professionals in related fields, such as health and safety, require a comprehensive understanding of fire safety.
  • Individuals who are looking to enhance their personal and professional development with vital emergency response skills.
  • Those interested in contributing to their community and making a difference in times of crisis.

Career path

  • Firefighter: £23,000 - £40,000 per year
  • Crew Manager: £30,000 - £45,000 per year
  • Watch Manager: £40,000 - £55,000 per year
  • Station Manager: £50,000 - £70,000 per year
  • Area Manager: £60,000 - £80,000 per year
  • Chief Fire Officer: £80,000+ per year

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Certificate of Completion (PDF)

Digital certificate - Included

Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Note: Delivery of hardcopy certificate is free within the United Kingdom. However, to obtain a hardcopy certificate, international students have to pay £19.99 for the shipment to their designated address.


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What are CPD hours/points?

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