Our Chief Warden course equips Chief Wardens and Emergency Control Organisation members (ECO) with the specialist skills and knowledge needed for emergency situations. Chief Warden training courses should be undertaken every two years.

Who should attend

The Chief Warden course is open to members of the public over the age of 18. It is a requirement that participants have completed the FES Warden Course prior to undertaking this course. The Chief Wardens course is designed to assist you in the following emergency control and safety roles:

  • Chief Wardens
  • Wardens and area wardens
  • Emergency officers
  • Security staff
  • Members of an emergency control organisation
  • Communication officers
  • Emergency coordinators

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants will

  • Have an in-depth understanding of emergency procedures
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of emergency response personnel
  • Understand how to assist and engage with emergency services officers
  • Know how to prepare the workplace to respond to emergency situations
  • Be able to coordinate the initial response when emergencies occur

Burnley Courses

Our Chief Warden course has been designed for delivery at the MFB’s Burnley training facility, and includes both classroom and practical activities. Upon completion of the course attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

Course Requirement: Participants must have completed the FES Warden Course prior to undertaking the Chief Warden course.

Course Duration: The Chief Warden course runs over two (2) days, 8:30am – 5pm. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided.

Course Content

Our Chief Warden course is structured in accordance with Australian Standards: Planning for Emergencies in Facilities (AS 3745-2010) and Planning for Emergencies in Health Care Facilities (AS 4083-2010). Course content includes:

  • Emergency response and warden’s refresher
  • Building acts and regulations relating to the emergency control organisation (ECO)
  • Management of the evacuation and response team
  • The roles and responsibilities of Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) personnel, including the Chief Warden
  • Liaising with emergency services personnel
  • Identifying building essential services (including appropriate maintenance records management)
  • False alarm mitigation strategies
  • Emergency procedures in bomb threat management
  • Strategies in emergency prevention management
  • Communication systems, including emergency warning and intercommunication systems (EWIS)
  • Recovery planning

Our Chief Warden courses also includes simulated activities to practice the application of emergency procedures and evacuations, supervised by experienced firefighters.

Attendees should be dressed in comfortable clothes with solid footwear. Open-toe shoes or sandals are not suitable.

Book Your Chief Warden Course

The upcoming dates for the Chief Warden courses at the MFB’s Burnley Training Facility are:

  • Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th July – class full!
  • Thursday 8th & Friday 9th August – class full!
  • Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd August
  • Thursday 19th & Friday 20th September
  • Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd October
  • Thursday 14th & Friday 15th November
  • Thursday 12th & Friday 13th December

Contact our team today by phone 1300 855 163 or by email training@fes.com.au



Disclaimer: FES Emergency Training courses are updated regularly to reflect changes in Australian Standards, improvements in training delivery and to include feedback from our customers. Due to these changes the course delivered to you by our trainers may differ from the description on this webpage. FES Emergency Training courses will always adhere to Australian Standards and building codes, and will always provide services to you with the intention of keeping you and the community safe.