List Of Firefighter Schools In South Africa

A firefighter is a rescuer extensively trained in firefighting, primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten life, property and the environment as well as to rescue people and animals from dangerous situations.

A professional firefighter within the South African environment requires specialised training in order to perform competently in his/ her job. In this regard, a potential firefighter must acquire knowledge and skills that are provided as part of the various skill programmes. Some courses are provided by several fire colleges across the country and are accredited by the local government (SETA) while others are presented by colleges which are accredited by the Southern Africa Emergency Services Institute (SAESI).

SAESI and LG SETA Accredited Fire Training Providers

Correct industry standard and accredited training is crucially important in the emergency services environment as up to standard training can make the difference in a life or death situation.

While there are numerous companies that offer training to individuals and departments SAESI prides itself in offering through its Accredited Training Providers the highest NFPA, IFSTA and IFSAC fire and rescue training, both locally and on international standards.

SAESI takes this aspect seriously and works tirelessly to inspect and ensure the training providers endorsed are accredited and performing to the highest possible standard.

Eastern Cape

Buffalo City Fire & Emergency Services Training Academy

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Fire Training Centre

Free State

Mangaung Fire & Rescue Training College

Impact Emergency Technology, Fire, Rescue and EMS College (Welkom)

Goldfields Emergency Fire Training Academy

Maluti-a-Phofung Fire Training Academy

Matjhabeng Fire & Rescue Training Centre


City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Service

City of Tshwane Emergency Service Department

Rescu Life Africa (Pretoria)

KernBridge Fire, Emergency Training College

Impact Emergency Technology, Fire, Rescue and EMS College (Roodeport)

Military Aviation Rescue & Fire Fighting School

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipal Emergency Training Academy


Ethekwini Fire & Emergency Training Centre

Rural Metro Emergency Management Services

Umhlathuze Fire & Rescue Training Centre


Polokwane Municipality Fire & Emergency Service

Sekhukune District Municipality Fire and Rescue Training Academy


Sasol Secunda Emergency Management Training Academy

Northern Cape

Sol Plaatje Emergency Service Training

North West

Rustenburg Fire, Rescue & Disaster Management

Western Cape

City of Cape Town Fire & Rescue Service Training Academy

Cape Winelands Fire & Rescue Training Academy

Petro SA (Mossgas)

Drakenstein Fire & Rescue Training Academy

Other Firefighter Schools In South Africa

Crane Fire fighting School

Emcare fire fighting

SAESI Fire Fighter

IFE South Africa

IEFA Fire Fighting

Tshwane University of Technology Firefighter School

GEFSTA Fire Training Academy

Nirvana Fire Fighting Training

Rescu-Life Africa

Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa (FPASA) Fire College

South African Fire and Medical Academy

Global Training Fire fighting Course

What qualifications do I need to be a firefighter in South Africa?

At the most basic Junior Fire Fighters level, the requirements are as follows. Have your matric or high school diploma. This basically means 10 to 12 years of school education. Also, you must be at least 18 years of age.

How much does fire academy cost?

The tuition cost for all students is $5,300. Other costs include bunker gear purchase or rental which can range from $400 to $1,500; uniforms at $150 to $300 and books and class supplies which can cost anywhere from $100 to $200

How much does paramedic course cost in South Africa?

How Much Will Paramedic School in South Africa Cost? The cost of your courses will vary a lot based on what you’re trying to achieve. For those seeking to enroll in a Basic Ambulance Assistant course, you can expect to pay anything from R8500.00 if you’re a full-time student to R9000.00 if you can only go part-time.

How much do firefighter earn in South Africa?

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Fighter An experienced Fire Fighter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R219,804 based on 59 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R222,337

Can I be a firefighter without college?

Most firefighters have at least a postsecondary, non-degree award in a discipline related to fire science, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, many fire departments only require a high school diploma or equivalent for entry into the profession.