HealthCare Wardens & First Attack Firefighting

This program ensures your Emergency Coordinators (Chief Wardens) through to Emergency Officers (Wardens) are trained in emergency preparedness, evacuation and first attack firefighting. We will provide training across a range of emergencies such as, personal threat, bomb threat, fire, chemical incidents, medical and many more.

This is a great introduction to Fire Safety, theory and practical and is designed to equip the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) members with the knowledge and skills required to effectively perform the duties and safely evacuate the workplace in the event of an emergency.

The program will provide redundancy within your Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) structure by training all staff to the highest level, whereby your organisation can then designate specific roles to staff who will have a comprehensive understanding of your emergency structure.  It equips participants with the skills required to take action and safely lead an evacuation of the workplace in the event of an emergency, enhancing skills and knowledge in emergency prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

Also catering for a dynamic work force such as shift workers, where staffing numbers are low and where there may be a requirement to take action in relation to emergency incidents.

The First Attack Firefighting component of this program introduces you to the various types of portable firefighting equipment commonly found in work environments (extinguishers, hose reels, fire blankets). Participants are provided with the required knowledge to be able to correctly identify and select the most suitable first attack firefighting equipment.  The practical aspects of the training include the correct and safe use and operation of a fire extinguisher under simulated live fire conditions and demonstration of a fire blanket.


  • Roles, responsibilities and structures of the Emergency Control Organisation and the knowledge necessary to perform the roles of Emergency Officer and Emergency Coordinator for safe evacuation.
  • Identify emergency incidents that may impact upon the workplace – fire, bomb threat, missing person, electrical and other emergencies and their effects on the workplace.
  • Discuss occupant management strategies such as evacuation and assembly principles and procedures.
  • Identify installed emergency control equipment, other facilities and equipment locations.
  • Decision making, command, control and coordinate aspects of workplace emergency procedures.
  • Operations of your facility, communication equipment and alarms, signals and warnings.
  • Coordinate reports and results of initial emergency response, interactions with emergency services (EWIS).
  • Recording and reporting.
  • Demonstrate efficient evacuation of the workplace.
  • Implementation of post emergency activities in accordance with the emergency plan.
  • Use portable fire extinguishers to extinguish a simulated fire.
  • Classification and fire type, including the selection of the appropriate fire extinguisher to attack the fire.
  • Correct usage of a fire blanket and hose reels.

The program has been designed to align to the Australian Standards 4083-2020 Planning for Emergencies in Health Care Facilities and the NSW Health Policy Directive.


4 hours

$1,980 + GST (price valid until 30 June 2022)

Minimum 8 – Maximum 20

Client Premises or at ComSafe (Orchard Hills)

This course was developed by Fire and Rescue NSW uniformed officers who have extensive operational experience and hold qualifications in Training and Assessment.

Please contact us on 1800 787 848 or complete a Booking Form and email it to

Programs can be contextualised to meet your site
specific requirements and enhance your procedures.