Fire Marshal (Warden)
Training Course

Course Overview

To provide the basic knowledge, confidence, and skills to carry out the duties of a Fire Marshal/Warden.

Target Personnel

The course is aimed at those staff who have been nominated to assist the management to comply with their obligations in meeting fire safety obligations.

Aims & Objectives

To enable delegates to understand the dangers of fire and provide them with the functional requirements to be able to produce Fire Action Plans and in the event of a fire, lead a safe evacuation from the premises without undue risk to themselves or others.


Classroom-based training making use of PowerPoint presentations, short video clips, and, where possible, practical demonstrations.

Training is offered within the Clients own premises to minimise costs, disruption, and inconvenience and to maximise the use of the defined delegates time.


Will be undertaken by experienced fire safety consultant(s) who have attended the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucester studying the academic disciplines associated with fire safety. The consultant will have completed the requisite fire safety qualifications and have at least 5 years of fire safety enforcement experience working for Local Authority Fire & Rescue Services in the Fire Safety department.


30 minutes set-up time and 3 to 3 hours 30 minutes presentation approximately.


The number of persons attending training courses is usually restricted to 10 persons so as to maintain the individual and interactional approach and to be able to offer all persons maximum learning opportunities.

Increased numbers can be accommodated, by arrangement and agreement.

To be undertaken on one agreed date


The course covers:

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Most Frequently Asked Questions

A Fire Marshal (or Fire Warden) is a designated person within an organisation who is given specific responsibilities that help in the management of fire safety and the safety of building occupants in the event of an emergency.

Also sometimes referred to as Fire Warden training.

A training course that provides delegates with an all-round knowledge of what to do in the event of a fire, a clear understanding of the responsibilities and duties of a Fire Marshal.

The Fire Marshal or Warden works together with the employer to ensure that fire safety measures and evacuation procedures are in place and effective.

It might surprise you to learn that a Fire Marshal’s main duty is basically to prevent fires. Certainly, they have an important role to play in evacuating the building and containing and tackling small blazes, but it’s the day-to-day duties that can bring the most benefit. That means they should always be up to date and be on top of the regular checks and servicing that are a part of fire safety in their workplace.

This training course is broken down into sections: it provides a clear insight of your responsibilities and duties as a Fire Marshal, an understanding of the chemistry and common causes of fire, your proactive and reactive duties as a Fire Marshal or Fire Warden, what fire extinguishers to use tackling small fires and much much more. 

All our half-day Fire Marshal training courses are delivered by ex-professional firefighters.

We suggest refresher training every 1 – 3 years depending on: the level of risk; changes to the building – layout, procedures, processes; fire incidents; false alarms; and turnover of staff.

Low-risk building – Fire Marshals trained every two to three years and they should also assist in at least one fire drill per year.

Medium-risk building – Fire Marshals trained every year or two years and they should also take part in one or two fire drills per year.

High-risk building – Fire Marshals should be trained every year and take part in at least two fire drills per year.

Fire Warden or Fire Marshal? Whatever title you give them, these people have a vital role to play to support effective fire safety in your workplace. They take both preventative and protective measures to safeguard the safety of their colleagues.

Fire prevention – Arranging fire risk assessments to be carried out. This is a legal requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005. They should then implement the assessment findings to reduce the likelihood of a fire breaking out at your workplace.

Fire protection – Ensuring that all fire alarms and extinguishers, emergency lighting and signage are in place and in good working order. Checking that there are always efficient escape routes in the event of a fire.

Fire evacuation – Fine-tuning evacuations by performing regular fire drills. They need to ensure that their colleagues leave the building promptly if a fire breaks out and that they are all accounted for.

Assisting in creating fire emergency & evacuation plans.

Making sure that all of the buildings fire doors are in correct working order.

Having good fire safety practices at work

Taking appropriate action to fires and remaining calm in case of a fire i.e. fighting fire with the appropriate extinguisher or evacuating people from the building.

Doing fire risk assessments.

Undertaking company-wide fire drills and then deciding if any actions need to be taken as a result.

Make sure that the equipment has been correctly installed, is in working order and readily available.

Monitoring general fire safety at all times.


The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 made it a legal requirement. You are obliged to offer both general fire safety training for all members of staff, and specialist Fire Marshal or Fire Warden training for appointed staff members to help assist in an emergency situation.

There is no difference between the role of a Fire Warden and Fire Marshal in most workplaces. However, some organisations may wish to use the two titles to help differentiate between two separate roles.