Jump to Section

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:

For more information on course fee / schedule, or to apply,

Course Contact

  • Mainline 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.