Fire Extinguisher Familiarisation

This course provides students with a basic understanding of fire behavior and which type of fire extinguishers to use on each class of fire.

Certification

A certificate of attendance will be issued.

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Classes of fire.
  • Spread of fire.
  • Raising the alarm.
  • Identification and use of fire blanket, dry chemical and CO2 extinguishers.

Course structure

The course is a combination of theoretical and practical sessions; there is no formal assessment.

Course prerequisites

None.

Revalidation/Refresher

To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. Depending on the industry you work in this may vary. Current Wood Training recommendation is every two years.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Safety steel cap boots.
  • Water bottle.
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Course Length

2 Hours

Location

Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.

Price

$125 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Important Information

Student Handbook

Terms and Conditions

Meet The Trainers

Ryan Moss

Ryan Moss

Ryan Moss

Coming from a business background, Ryan worked in the offshore industry before moving onshore to pursue a career as a fire and marine trainer. He has Emergency Care, Fire and Rescue qualifications as well as in the areas of Adult Education and Training. Ryan volunteers his time to work with St John Ambulance as an ambulance officer and as a senior fire fighter with Fire Emergency New Zealand. Ryan stands out as a well-rounded emergency response professional with experience across multiple areas.

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Steve’s background includes serving with the Royal Marines Commando, a teacher of Art and Design, Fire Fighter (NZFS), Ship Security Officer maintaining security. His personal passion lies with mountaineering and climbing, bringing valuable rope skills and rescue to the Industrial rope access industry. Steve has a strong understanding of teams working under high pressure in high hazard and high stress environments. He holds a postgraduate Certificate in Education as well as qualifications in Training, Assessment, Rope Access and Occupation and Health and Safety.

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Instructing in First Aid from mid-2006, Jon is an experienced first aid instructor.  Jon’s sense of humour and on the job stories ensure engaging and relevant training whenever he delivers. Jon has extended his safety training skills over the years now also delivers our Helicopter Underwater Escape Training courses and continues to deliver training with freshness and relevance

John Williams

John Williams

John Williams

A safety conscious individual, John provides the bridge between training, assessing and employment on many of Taranaki’s oil and gas sites. Holding health and safety roles throughout the region and a passion for hazard identification and confined space entry, John is a well-known trainer and on the job assessor throughout the Taranaki region. John has numerous years of experience in training and his knowledge sees him as a valuable trainer due to his breath of knowledge and practical take on training.

Testimonials

Great experience-  Great to try different extinguishers.  Excellent instruction.

Intergroup

Was fun putting out the fires.  How to put out the right fires with the right stuff.

Tru-Test

A very good course, easy to understand content.

Graham Marsland - Sistema Plastics

Awesome trainers and good practical course.

Ian Milligan - Sistema Plastics

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