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Course Overview

This course introduces you to the roles and responsibilities of a fire safety manager (FSM) for both commercial buildings and industrial premises. You will learn the procedures adopted in running a fire command centre; the use of detection, protection and control systems; fire investigation as well as the formulation of an Emergency Response Plan (ERP).

Entry Requirements

1. 5 GCE ‘O’ Level Examination passes including attaining the following grades in:


  • English Language - Minimum Grade D7 

  • Mathematics - Minimum Grade C6 

  • Physics/Physical Science/General Science - Minimum Grade C6 


2. ITE Higher NITEC or Industrial Technician Certificate (ITC)


3. Full GCE ‘A’ Level Certificate (minimum of 2 ‘H2’ and 2 ‘H1’ Level passes including General Paper)


4. Diploma (excluding Specialist Diploma) from local polytechnics and training institution (NP, NYP, RP, SP, TP or BCA Academy)


5. SIM Diploma in Management Studies


6. WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health


7. Degree from local universities (NTU, NUS, SMU, SUSS)


8. MOM Registered Workplace Safety & Health Officer Certificate


9. FSMAS Certificate in Fire Safety & Emergency Management Course (plus 5 GCE ‘O’ level passes in ANY subject)


10. 5 GCE ‘O’ Level Examination passes (including English and Mathematics) and passed the Pre-Enrolment Test in Science


11. 5 GCE ‘O’ Level Examination passes (including English and Science) and passed the Pre-Enrolment Test in Mathematics


12. 5 GCE ‘O’ Level Examination passes (including Mathematics and Science) and passed the British Council’s International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum band score of 5.5 or proficiency level 6 for all modules under the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) prescribed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).




Applicants who possess 5 ‘O’ level examination passes, but do not have the required pass in Science and/or Mathematics can apply to sit for the relevant Pre-enrolment Test.


Applicants who possess any 2 “O” level examination passes and a WPLN proficiency level 6 or IELTS band score of 5.5 can apply to sit for the Pre-Enrolment (Science) and (Mathematics) Tests.


The syllabuses covered by the tests are equivalent to the GCE ‘O’ Level Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.


To sign up for the respective Pre-enrolment Tests, please click on the following links:


If you do not meet the above-mentioned entry requirements, please email the following information to scdf_cda@scdf.gov.sg for verification:

  1. Your Name
  2. Contact Number
  3. Your other qualifications (Certificate, Results and Transcripts)
  4. Your other related working experience (Curriculum Vitae)

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are involved/interested in managing the fire and life safety of facilities/buildings.

What You'll Learn

  • Fire Detection & Alarm Systems 
  • Smoke Control Systems 
  • Basic Fire Science 
  • Formulation of Emergency Response Plan 
  • Fire Safety Act & Regulations 
  • Fire Safety Manager Scheme 
  • Fire Safety Committee 
  • Emergency Response Plan 
  • Evacuation Planning 
  • Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems 
  • Enforcement Procedures
  • Fire Extinguisher Theory
  • Storage of Fire Hazardous Materials 
  • E-FSM Registration 
  • Introduction to Company Emergency Response Team 
  • CERT Audit Requirements 
  • Objectives of Fire Safety Design and Tactics 
  • Emergency Voice Communications 
  • Command Center & Incident Management 
  • Table-top Exercise 
  • Structural Fire Precautions 
  • FSM Annual Reports & Arson Prevention Plan 
  • Maintenance of Fire Fighting & Protection Systems 
  • Building Inspection & Testing





Participants upon successfully completed the course will be eligible to register with SCDF as a certified Fire Safety Manager. 

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

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Course Contact

  • 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 4

    21 Tampines Avenue 1,

    Singapore 529757

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