How Much Is Fire Fighting Course In south Africa

What is Fire Fighting Course?

The purpose of the Fire fighter course is to provide firefighting knowledge and skills to meet the minimum job performance requirements for fire officers.


Candidates must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to function safely and effectively as an integral member of a firefighter team.

How Much Is Fire Fighting Course In south Africa?

Fire Safety course fees in South Africa.

Basic Fire Safety Diploma Institutum GrammaticaN/AZAR 295 ZAR 3,139
Accredited Fire Safety Diploma Training ExpressN/AZAR 295 ZAR 6,592
Fire Warden & Safety Arrangements Training ExpressN/AZAR 295 ZAR 6,592

Entry Requirements To Study Fire Fighting In South Africa

General requirements

18 years and older

Matric (preferably with Mathematics and Physical Science)

Complete a 2.4km run in under 11 minutes (males) or 12 minutes (females)

Complete 15 bench press repetitions of 25kg

Complete 30 sit ups in 60 seconds

Carry another person of equal body weight a distance of 100 metres

Complete a vertigo test (ladder climb five floors)

Claustrophobia test

Pass a written test in basic mathematics and comprehension

Successfully undergo a competency based interview

Successfully pass a medical examination

The assessments described above are carried out on an elimination basis. If an applicant fails to meet a required standard, they will not be permitted to proceed to the next assessment.

On successful completion of the assessment an applicant is appointed as a Learner Firefighter and enters the Training Program. Candidates are appointed on a contract until training is completed.

How long is the firefighter course in South Africa?

Firefighter Training

Thereafter a candidate will complete the 16 week Firefighter 1 course module which consists of a practical and a theoretical component.

Training is a combination of ‘real life’ scenarios simulated in a controlled environment as well as classroom orientated sessions.

Where can I study fire fighter in South Africa?


Central University of Technology. National Diploma: Fire Technology; Emergency Medical Care.

Tshwane University of Technology. Bachelor of Technology: Fire Technology.

The Navy.

University of Cape Town.

University of Johannesburg.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Durban University of Technology.

How long does fire fighting course take?

Compared to many other professions, becoming a firefighter has minimal education requirements.

The fire fighting training courses offered by Emcare are between seven to nine weeks long, which is a relatively short amount of time to acquire excellent training to meet the education requirements.

What qualifications do I need to be a firefighter in South Africa?

Every fire department in South Africa has its own requirements but the basic entry level requirements are:


Driving licence -Code 10 with PrDP.

Pass a physical test.

Must not be claustrophobic.

Must not be afraid of heights.

How long is a fire fighting certificate valid?

Fire Fighting – Refresher Course

The refresher certificate is valid for 3 years.