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Course Overview

This subject covers the fundamental theory of fire safety management, fire safety act, responsibilities of a Fire Safety Manager (FSM), and introduces the various types of fire protection equipment and systems in a building.





The subject aims at enabling students to:

  1. Identify the relevant provisions of the Fire Safety Act and Regulations, which they then apply in preparing the Annual Report on building fire safety.

  2. Explain the basic theory of fire growth and development, which they will apply in the selection of fire extinguishers for different applications.

  3. Describe the provisions relating to structural fire precautions and means of escape, as well as emergency voice communication systems, which will be applied in the preparation of a Fire Emergency Plan for a commercial mixed-use building.

  4. Explain the requirements for the inspection, testing and maintenance of typical passive and active fire protection systems used in commercial buildings and industrial premises.

  5. Outline the essentials of basic first aid.

Entry Requirements

Applicants applying for modular units which are drawn from existing full diploma or post-diploma programmes will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.


To find out the minimum entry requirements specific to this modular unit, please click here.

What You'll Learn

  • Fire Safety Act & Regulations

  • Preparation of Annual Report for Owner

  • Basic Fire Science

  • Formulation of a Fire Emergency Plan

  • Emergency Voice Communication Systems

  • FSSD Plan Submission

  • Premise Emergency Data

  • Fire Extinguisher Theory and Maintenance

  • Table-Top Exercise

  • Principles of Emergency Management

  • Awareness in First Aid Skills

  • Fire Safety Design

  • Structural Fire Precautions and Means of Escape

  • Hazmat Storage

  • Fire Detection and Smoke Control Systems

  • Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems

  • Maintenance of Fire Fighting and Protection Systems

  • Building Inspection and Testing

  • Fire Fighting and Detection Systems (Practical)



Modes of Assessment


  • Project

  • Examination





Upon successful completion of the modular unit, students will be awarded a statement of Result which can count towards the attainment of the following courses:

Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

7pm - 10pm
Once a week 

Course Fees

Fee Type Total Fees (w GST)
SME-employed Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents S$112.92
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 S$166.92
Singapore Permanent Residents  S$1,097.82
Others & Repeat Students S$1,097.82

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