Fire Science and Extinguishers Refresher  

This course provides students with an opportunity to refresh their understanding of fire behavior and which type of fire extinguishers to use on each class of fire.


A Fire Science and Extinguisher Refresher certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course.

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.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • chose the correct medium to extinguish a fire based on the scene presented and risks to people and property.
  • undertake safety actions in terms of the removal of people in immediate danger, alerting others and notifying emergency services.
  • apply an extinguishing media correctly to a fire and monitor action to extinguish fire or seek assistance.

Course structure

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

Course prerequisites

Fire Science and Extinguisher or a documented equivalent that is deemed acceptable by Wood Training.


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 if training at WT premises or is a company requirement at customers premises.
  • Covered in footwear if steel caps are not a company requirement at customer premises.
  • Water bottle.
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Course Length

2.5 Hours


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.


$135 + GST per person

Group rates available

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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.

Mike Ford

Mike Ford

Mike Ford

Mikes career started with 5 years in the RNZAF specialising in aircraft rescue firefighting. His has 9 years’ experience with FENZ (7 years career and 2 years urban volunteer) this combination provides a rich background of emergency response needs and the training that is required. Mike has just joined the Wood Training team recently and has the knowledge and experience that will be invaluable to developing the future of emergency .
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

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