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CMSE – Fire & Rescue Courses

CMSE Training is a leading provider of Fire and Rescue training internationally for over 10 years.  Our success is centred around the quality of our trainers and of our training facilities.

We provide both Marine and Industrial Fire Safety Training courses in Ireland, the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Many of our courses are internationally accredited incl.  STCW, DOT, FETAC, QQI and more.

CMSE clients include pharma, petro-chemicals, shipping companies, fire services, ship manning agencies, rigs, etc.


CMSE Training Fire Centre

The CMSE Training Fire Centre is located near Cork International Airport.  CMSE staff organise accommodation.  All CMSE instructors are fire brigade services trainers while all our fire engineers work full-time in fire engineering in addition to being excellent lecturers.  Safety is our highest priority.

Our equipment includes flashover units, helicopter simulator, flange fires, claustrophobic units, confined space tanks/tunnels, “Aquarium Unit”, etc.  We use clean burn equipment.


  • Very complimentary of the facilities, the fire gear, the trainers and the fire exercises. It was great to allow each member of the team put out the fire. It was also very beneficial doing the exercises in the flashover unit at exceptionally high temperatures, all very well controlled.”

    Kevin McCarthy
    Pfizer


  • Sample Courses

    CMSE Training delivers a wide range of fire training and fire fighter courses, including Marine STCW, Confined Space, Incident Commander, Emergency Response Team, Fire Warden, Trainee Fire Fighters, etc. CMSE Training also provides a large range of fire related consultancy services such as Fire Certificate Applications, HAZOP training, SEVESO consultancy, ATEX consultancy, and Asbestos services.

    The following is a short list of courses. We also provide recruitment, energy and environmental services.

    Marine Fire Fighting

    Click here for more information on Marine Fire Fighting.

    Breathing Apparatus

    CMSE Training provides two Breathing Apparatus training courses – a 1 day and a 2 day course. Contact us for further information on which type of course would best suit your requirements.

    Course Objectives

    At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Handle Breathing Apparatus (BA)
    • Properly fit Breathing Apparatus
    • Properly fit face mask
    • Test Breathing Apparatus

    Target Audience

    Employees who are required to wear a Breathing Apparatus set.

    Course Contents

    • Description of Breathing Apparatus set
    • Correct procedures for cylinder connection to set
    • Carrying out of high and low pressure tests on set
    • Donning and removal of set – Individual practice
    • Entry control procedures / Calculations litres per minute
    • Safety checks including check for positive pressure
    • Use of the Bypass
    • Warning whistle activation
    • Gauge readings
    • Permit to Work Systems

    The two day course also includes:

    • Search and rescue theory
    • Extra practical exercises

    Incident Commander

    incident_commanderThis course is aimed at ERT Team Leaders and ERT Deputy Team Leaders who have the responsibility for the management of emergency incidents. This course is designed to give them the necessary skills to co-ordinate and manage their ERT Teams in emergency situations.

    Upcoming Courses

    This course is only available as a private course. Contact us on 1850 315 415 or email info@cmse.ie for more details.

    Duration: 2 Days
    Participants: Up to 10 participants
    Assessment: Participants will be required to complete a practical and short written test
    Accreditation: Full certification of attendance is provided on completion of this course

    Course Objectives

    On completion of this course participants will be able to:

    • Know the Risks / Hazards associated with emergency incidents
    • Understand emergency procedures for incident commanders
    • Take command and control of an emergency incident
    • Understand the role of; Management / ERT Team Leaders / ERT Members / Liaison with Emergency Services

    Target Audience

    Emergency Response Team Leaders and Deputy Leaders who take control of emergency incidents on site

    Course Contents

    • Course introduction
    • Legal Overview
    • Command and control of an emergency incident
    • Roles and responsibilities of the ERT team
    • Communication skills
    • Liaising with Emergency Services
    • Setting up and understanding Hot, Warm and Cold zones in a chemical incident
    • Search and rescue procedures
    • Procedures for briefing and de-briefing teams
    • Personal Protective Clothing
    • Breathing apparatus procedures including Firemanship
    • Case studies – Incidents
    • Fire behaviour – Flash Over / Backdraught including Aquarium demonstration
    • Practical demonstration

    Line Rescue and Work At Height

    Its easy for him to talk, I'm on the outsideThis course is designed for all personnel who work at height and also at ERT Teams who may be required to rescue a person from a height. The course will provide participants with the knowledge and practical skills, which will allow them to perform a rescue from height in a safe and competent manner.

    Upcoming Courses

    This course is only available as a private course. Contact us on 1850 315 415 or email info@cmse.ie for more details.

    Duration: 2 Days
    Participants: Up to 10 participants
    Accreditation: Full certification of attendance is provided on completion of this course

    Course Objectives

    To provide participants with the knowledge and practical skills, which will allow them to perform a rescue from height in a safe and competent manner.

    • Know the Risks / Hazards associated with emergency incidents
    • Understand emergency procedures for incident commanders
    • Take command and control of an emergency incident
    • Understand the role of; Management / ERT Team Leaders / ERT Members / Liaison with Emergency Services

    Target Audience

    This training is suitable for all personnel who work at height and Emergency Response Teams who as part of their duties might be required to rescue persons from height with the aid of ropes, harnesses and other associated equipment.

    Course Contents

    • Legal Overview
    • Course Safety Codes
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Team Equipment and Safety Issues
    • Knots and Lines
    • Anchors and Belays (Theory & Practical)
    • Anchor Systems & Double Anchor Points
    • Working Safely in a Harness
    • Harness Suspension Stress
    • Working from Height
    • Basic Lowering Techniques
    • Single Person Rescue
    • Practical Exercises

    Emergency Response Team (ERT)

    100_0874CMSE Training carries out training of the Emergency Response Teams (ERT) to deal with both minor and serious emergency situations. The situations can include general fires, as well as more specific events such as chemical spill, confined space rescues, explosions, life rescue situations, search and rescue, rescue from height, etc.

    Course Objectives

    To train members of an Emergency Response Team (ERT) and ERT Team Leaders to a level of competency so they may deal with and manage both minor and serious emergency situations.

    Target Audience

    Your Emergency Response Team – team members and team leaders

    Course Contents

    Courses can be customised to clients` needs, and typically will cover such issues as:

    • Overview of relevant legislation
    • Cause and cost of fires
    • Understanding fires
    • Fire classification
    • Physics and chemistry of fires
    • Development and spread of fire
    • Introduction to breathing apparatus including basic search and rescue
    • Experience hot fire and smoke filled buildings
    • Fire behaviour demonstration (backdraft and flashover)
    • Fire extinguisher practicals using simulated gas fires
    • Fire hose drills followed by practical use on simulated gas fires
    • Responding to and dealing with chemical spill (practical exercise)
    • Confined space rescue (practical exercise using tripod)
    • The course can be run either in-house or at the CMSE Training Fire Centre facility.