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MediTrain can organise both fire extinguisher and fire safety training for all of your staff or a selected group of employees who will be team leaders or wardens in the event of a fire.

Knowing how to extinguish a fire can be life-saving. This certificated course will provide you with an understanding of the different types of fire extinguishers and give you the practical skills to put out a fire using the correct equipment. 

Fire extinguishers can help staff tackle smaller fires and work well alongside your fixed fire suppression systems. During fire extinguisher training you will learn:

  • how to operate the different types of fire extinguishers in your workplace 
  • which extinguisher to use for particular fires if you have more than one type 
  • the best techniques for fighting different types of fire and effective fire suppression techniques

Training gives your team the confidence that they are handling the equipment safely and effectively.

Course Content

  • The fire triangle, principles of fire suppression and the different classes of fire.
  • How to identify fuel and potential fire hazards in the workplace.
  • Understand the range of flammability and terminology associated with fire science.
  • Offers a strategy when dealing with a fire outbreak, how to select extinguishers and safe suppression techniques.
  • Covers the risks associated with using a handheld extinguisher and possible adverse consequences.
  • How to practically extinguish a fire using a portable extinguisher.

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Key Information

Duration: Half day (4 Hours)

Maximum Attendees: 10

Training available in Auckland at our Head Office in Onehunga, or your own workplace

Price for Group Booking:

$145 (incl. GST) per person

NZQA Credits

3271: Fire Extinguisher Handling - suppress fire with hand extinguishers and fixed hose reels - Version 6, Level 1, Credits 3

4647: Fire Science - explain the principles of fire science, introduce fire suppression and basic principles of the physics of fire - Version 5, Level 2, Credits 1

A Fire Extinguisher Training certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course.


To maintain competency, we recommend regular refresher training. Depending on the industry you work in, this will vary. MediTrain’s recommendation is every two years.