Fire Warden and Chief Warden Training


Provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to lead an emergency control organisation (ECO) and to work within the command, control, and coordination structure of an ECO. The Chief Warden’s priority is the safety of facility occupants and visitors during an emergency and ensuring that ECO members work as a team to facilitate pre-emergency, emergency, and post-emergency actions as required.


This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to make decisions about the safety of occupants during a facility emergency and to give instructions on the priority order for responding to an emergency incident. It includes leading the preparation of facility emergency response procedures; commanding, controlling, and coordinating facility emergency response procedures and responses, and concluding the facility emergency incident. This course also covers the following topics.

  • Role of the Emergency Planning Committee
  • Role of the Emergency Control Organisation
  • Different types of emergencies
  • Emergency colour codes
  • Human Behaviour during emergencies
  • Pre & Post-Evacuation activities
  • Emergency Warning signals – Building Occupant Warning System / EWIS
  • Chief Warden / Evacuation Coordinator duties and responsibilities
  • Assembly Area rules


This course is delivered over 1 hour, including practical hands-on use of fire extinguishers to contain a small fire.

Course fee

  • Course Fee: $88.00 AUD (upfront payment)

Customised packages are available for group training, please contact us to request a quote.

Payment options

Debit/Credit card payment via secure system (Stripe) as well as Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course however participants must be over eighteen(18) years of age and have the ability to:

  • work independently
  • access and interpret information relevant to a range of typical emergencies that may occur in the facility or workplace
  • access and apply hazard controls
  • be able to communicate clearly
  • be able to correctly interpret emergency procedure plans, work permits, and work procedures when dealing with an emergency or potential hazard

No student will be permitted to undertake the course if they are under the influence of alcohol, an illegal/illicit substance, or impaired by a prescribed medication and other impairments such as fatigue, mental health issue, or stress.


On completion of this course, students will be issued with a Certificate of Achievement.

Note: This is a non-accredited course. If you require Nationally Recognised Training, you must register for courses listed under Nationally Recognised Training only.

Delivery mode

The training course will be delivered face-to-face classroom instruction including assessments and guided practice with an experienced trainer.

Materials or equipment required

We will provide all relevant training equipment and materials to undertake this course.

Additional information

The QLD Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008 require Chief Warden / Evacuation coordination training to be renewed annually. The Australian Standards AS 3745 requires Warden training to be renewed at 6 monthly intervals or as determined by the Emergency Planning Committee.

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