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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).

Application/Entry Requirement

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


7. MOM Registered Workplace Safety & Health Officer Certificate


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


9. 5 GCE ‘O’ Level Examination passes (including English and Mathematics) and passed the Pre-Enrolment Test in Science


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


11. 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, you may submit your qualifications (Certificate and Results Transcript) with your name, email and telephone number to SCDF via Email: scdf_cda@scdf.gov.sg for verification.

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. 

Course Schedule

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be Advised


Lesson: 6.30pm - 9.30pm 
Examination: 6pm - 9pm

Register Interest

Registration may be closed earlier due to overwhelming response.


Application Procedures


Click on the Apply button above to submit your application online. Steps to follow in your application:

Step 1 - Enter NRIC/ Passport No.
Step 2 – Select ZB4 and course commencement date.
Step 3 - Enter personal, qualification, employment and sponsoring details (if applicable).
Step 4 (if applicable) - Select, rank your preference for the selected subject(s) and indicate the number of subject(s) you wish to take. Please note that the subject start date(s) denotes the semester start date.
Step 5 - Make declaration and submit online application.

Course Fees

Fee Type Item Total Fees (w GST)
Full Course Fee S$1,435.94
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 years old / Singapore Permanent Residents S$430.78

Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above / 

SME-Company sponsored Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents


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With effect from 1 Jul 2020, the Workforce Training Scheme (WTS) will be replaced by Work Support Scheme (WSS), for more information, please visit:


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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • 8.30am – 6.00pm (Mon – Thu)

    8.30am – 5.30pm (Fri)

    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

    Due to Safe Management Measures, our office is currently closed.

    Please call or email us your enquiry.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing Block 1A,

    Level 3, Unit 81

    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.

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