Our Warden course equips Wardens and Emergency Control Organisation members (ECO) with the fundamental skills and knowledge needed for emergency situations.

Who should attend

The Warden course is open to members of the public over the age of 18. There is no training prerequisite. The Wardens course is designed to assist you in the following emergency control and safety roles:

  • Chief wardens
  • Wardens and area wardens
  • Emergency officers
  • Fire safety officers
  • Security staff
  • Workplace health and safety managers and staff
  • Members of an emergency control organisation
  • Communication officers

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants will

  • Know how to respond to major incidents such as fire and bomb threats
  • Have an understanding of emergency preparedness
  • Manage their roles and responsibilities as emergency personnel
  • Understand how to choose and use a fire extinguisher to extinguish fires
  • Be confident in responding to emergency situations


Burnley Courses and Tailored On-Site Courses

Our Warden course is offered in two formats –

  • (i) Burnley Warden Course – a complete course that includes hands-on training with fire extinguishers, conducted at the FRV’s Burnley Training Facility
  • (ii) Tailored On-Site Warden Course – delivered on your premises when you have a large group of attendees

The tailored on-site course is intended where you have a large group, typically 15 or more. FES’ trainer will attend your premises to conduct the course. The inclusion of fire extinguisher training is optional, and is dependent on there being a suitable safe space on your premises.

Upon completion of the course attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

Course Duration: The Warden course is 3 hours. For tailored courses where fire extinguisher training is not conducted, the duration is 2 hours.

Course Content

Our 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:

  • Principles of fire (including the fire triangle, heat transfer, extinguishing a fire)
  • Identifying risks and hazards in the workplace
  • Identifying and understanding fire fighting equipment in buildings
  • Emergency evacuation assembly areas
  • The roles and responsibilities of Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) personnel
  • Evacuation procedures (including emergency procedures and standard fire orders)
  • Correct techniques for the use of fire extinguishers

Our Warden courses also include the opportunity to extinguish fires in a safe and controlled environment, supervised by experienced firefighters.

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

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COVID-19 Advisory

Fire Equipment Services is committed to community safety and protecting you and your assets as our highest priority. We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, taking proactive steps and following official advice issued by the Victorian and Australian governments.

Temporary suspension of all training courses and consultancy services

The FES commitment to our clients is to deliver a professional and engaging experience, with practical and innovative approaches to course delivery and consultancy services. Our clients tell us that their learning experience is enhanced with our approach of utilising FRV operational firefighters to deliver these services. The technical expertise, skills and experience is highly sought after.

In light of recent developments with COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to withdraw all FRV operational firefighters from delivery of courses and consultancy. This decision has been made to prioritise the availability of our emergency services personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We know this will cause some disruption for our clients. As this is a rapidly changing environment, we will continue to work with government and other stakeholders, and plan for the eventual resumption of regular training delivery.

If you have any questions or concerns about FES delivery of training courses, please contact our training department on 1300-855-163 or by email at training@fes.com.au.

A copy of this advisory bulletin can be downloaded here.

Wardens and ECO members should complete the Warden Course every two years.

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.