This internationally recognized and certified training course is tailored for Fire Officers from Junior to Senior Officer Rank. It is crucial for those directly involved in the development or delivery of operational firefighter training programs, or those responsible for the development and implementation of realistic training programs and facilities. By completing this course, firefighters will not only improve their operational effectiveness and safety but also gain critical insights into the development of comprehensive training programs that address the complex challenges of compartment fires.



 The course covers the following:

  • Reading the Fire: This fundamental unit emphasizes the importance of interpreting fire dynamics, utilizing the SAHF (Smoke, Air, Heat, and Flame) model for tactical planning, and increasing awareness around Fire Gas Ignition (FGI), a critical yet often misunderstood phenomenon.
  • Fire Science Fundamentals: Participants will explore the basics of fire, including the types of combustion, the Fire Triangle, and essential concepts such as pyrolysis, flashpoint, and spontaneous ignition temperature. This provides a thorough understanding of the chemistry and physics underlying fire behavior.
  • Building Construction and Fire Development: This section delves into how the construction of a building and the materials used in its design influence fire development, with a special focus on the behavior of various fuels within structures and the impact of modern materials like plastics and textiles on fire growth.
  • Fire Extinguishment Principles: Discusses various methods of extinguishing fires, including cooling techniques, smothering strategies, and the use of firefighting foams. It bridges scientific principles with practical firefighting applications.
  • Tactical Ventilation and Fire Attack: Offers insights into tactical ventilation techniques and the concept of “Anti-ventilation,” alongside practical applications of research findings on firefighting techniques and their impact on occupant survival during a fire.
  • Risk Assessment and Tactical Decision Making: Enhances the ability to “read” a fire, employing the fireground risk assessment model for making informed tactical decisions. It also covers the historical evolution of firefighting tactics to provide a context for modern practices.
  • Firefighter Health and Safety: Addresses the significant impact of firefighting on health, specifically focusing on the research conducted on the prevalence of cancer among firefighters due to their exposure to hazardous environments.

On completion of the course you will have to undergo a final examination in order to receiev a certificate of completion of the theory component of the IFE recognised International Compartment Fire Behviour Training Instructor course level 1. 




21 hours CPD


£495  plus VAT (Normally £995 plus VAT)


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