- About us
- Our Training
Skills and leadership training for fire and multi-agency responders
Our incident ground
Our unmatchable facilities for replicating live incidents are designed to test the skill and ingenuity of firefighters
UK fire and rescue
Extensive capability and skills training for the UKFRS
Overseas fire and rescue
International skills and expertise training to meet global emergency response needs
Business and industry
Capability training for emergency responders in business and industry
Preparing multiple agencies for a wide range of emergency events
Responding to the unique needs of different emergency services and sectors with bespoke training
We are investing in a wide range of cutting edge technologies to provide greater flexibility of training.
Next generation decision making environment training using tailor-made immersive BLUEHAWK™ technology.
Mobile Carbonaceous Training
The new Mobile Carbonaceous Training Unit (MCTU) is the first of its kind in the UK and offers mobile ‘live fire’ training in a fully tested and proven environment.
- Our incident ground
- Delegate Facilities
Looking after our delegates during their stay at the College
Reception and Accommodation
A welcome home for more than 400 delegates
Restaurant and Bar
Feeding the bodies as well as the minds of our delegates
Library and Information Resource Centre
An internationally renowned collection of books, journals, DVDs and more
Place of Worship
Respecting the religious needs of our delegates
Sports and Leisure Centre
Opening our doors to the local community and our visiting delegates.
On-site shop for basic essentials and a quick coffee break
Local Area and links to London
There’s plenty to do and see in and around the College and good links to London
- Reception and Accommodation
- Conferences Events
The perfect choice for your conference or event
- Fire Sector Summit 2015
Bonfire Night 2015
Come and join us for a fantastic evening!
- Blue Light Innovation Summit
- National BA Challenge 2015
- Fire Service College at the Emergency Services Show 23-24 September 2015
- Chaplains Conference
- Research Event 2015 - RE15
- Annual Conference: Fire Related Research and Developments (RE15)
FSC attending CFOA Technical Response Conference
The Fire Service College is attending the CFOA Technical Response Conference 2015 on 19 & 20 March
MCTU Demonstration Day
The FSC will be demonstrating the capabilities of the Mobile Carbonaceous Training Unit
LGA Annual Fire Conference and Exhibition
The Fire Service College is pleased to announce it will be hosting ‘Changes to training since the Knight Review: How much has your Service truly changed its training provision? ’ fringe meeting on 10 March
WFS 15th National Training and Development Weekend
The Fire Service College is pleased to announce that it is hosting the 15th WFS (Women in the Fire Service UK) National Training & Development weekend on 12-14 June 2015.
The Fire Service College will be showcasing its vision and capabilities at Intersec 2015, taking place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 18 – 20 January 2015.
Team Building Experiences
Fun corporate team building activities for all your staff to enjoy - a firefighter experience you will never forget!
Bringing FSC training to a Fire Station near you!
World Rescue Challenge 2014
The FSC joined forces with the World Rescue Organisation and United Kingdom Rescue Organisation to host the 'World Rescue Challenge 2014' in the UK.
- In the News
The Fire Service College and Fire and Rescue Service news
- FSC Sports Centre temporary closure
Fire Service College Approved As First Pro Board European Accredited Centre
The Fire Service College has become the first centre in Europe to achieve Pro Board accreditation to certify to the US based National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards.
- On-call firefighter recruits begin their first course at the Fire Service College
Mid and West Wales young firefighters participate in team building activities at the FSC
Last week the Fire Service College welcomed groups of young firefighters from Wales and also Swansea City Community Trust's ‘Kicks’ project staff, who joined Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service on their annual summer trip to the College.
- Delegates complete the International Brigade Command Course
- The Fire Service College opens its doors to Sky-Futures
- UKRO 2015
- Fire Service College Executive Leadership Programme 2016
- Incident Command Courses reflect change in NOG
- #BornReady On-Call Firefighter assessment weekend
Change in Leadership at the Fire Service College
Jez Smith to step down as Managing Director
New Connections Restaurant Servery
The Connections Restaurant has under-gone a transformation.
FSC Mess Club 2014 Charity Donation
The FSC Mess Club raised over £7600 for two local charities in 2014.
- On-Call Firefighter Recruitment
FSC collaborates with Excelerate Group and UKRO for Interschutz 2015
National Resilience Training
The Fire Service College is delighted to announce the award of a two year contract to deliver a programme of National Resilience training
- New course supports Firefighter fitness
- Under 17 Car Club
Ambition 2015: School of Resilience
The School of Resilience exhibited at Ambition 2015, the leading event for the emergency preparedness, resilience and response community.
Please download the Fire Service College's March newsletter for details of recent developments and upcoming events
School of Resilience launches new website
School of Resilience and Emergency Response is a collaboration between the Fire Service College and Training for Resilience.
Industrial action by the Fire Brigade Union
The Fire Service College is mindful of the recently announced industrial action by the Fire Brigade Union (FBU), which has been called for a 24-hour period from 0700 hours Wednesday 25/02/15 to 0700 hours Thursday 26/02/15.
BBC Radio Gloucestershire
Director of Training Jon Hall has given BBC Radio Gloucestershire listeners an update on activity at the FSC
CFOA endorsement for Firefighter Development Programme
The Fire Service College (FSC) is pleased to announce that its Firefighter Development Programme has been endorsed by the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA)
Breathing Apparatus School
The Fire Service College has opened a new state-of-the-art breathing apparatus (BA) training facility at its incident training ground in Moreton-in-Marsh.
Download the Fire Service College's December newsletter for a round-up of 2014 highlights and plans for 2015
April - September 2015 Course Programme launched
Bookings now being taken for courses taking place in Quarters 2 & 3 at the Fire Service College
2015 Q1 course programme launched
The Fire Service College is delighted to publish its course programme for January – March 2015.
FSC joins Coldcut Cobra Academy
FSC joins Coldcut Cobra Academy
Latest training solutions showcased at Emergency Services Show
Mobile Carbonaceous Training Unit (MCTU) and BLUEHAWK™ simulation software showcased as Emergency Services Show
College of Paramedics Alliance
It was a pleasure hosting the Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine module for clinicians and paremeds from around the country #PHEM
Applications invited for 2015 Executive Leadership Programme
Download Executive Leadership Programme 2015 applications here
FSC 2014 Prospectus
Download or order your printed copy today.
Incident Command Training
No matter how you want to study, no matter where you want to learn, the FSC offer an inspiring and effective solution.
Third Firefighter Development Programme Graduation
The initial training that any member of a uniformed service receives remains with them for the whole of their career.
Jon Hall awarded the Queen’s Fire Service medal
Fire Service College’s Jon Hall awarded the Queen’s Fire Service medal in birthday honours.
Royal visit marks 40th anniversary of Fire Service College
Over 400,000 students have graduated from the Fire Service College since its doors opened 1974.
New Fire & Rescue Service Heritage Trail
Don’t be surprised to see old hand pumps and steamers being wheeled around the site!
Much heralded simulation software now complete
College's new simulation suite and immersive BLUEHAWK™ simulation software
CFOA endorses world-class training
The Strategic Group of the People & Organisational Development (POD) have signed-off the quality framework that will enable approval of courses.
Recruits start their journey
14 new recruits started last month and are now already half-way through their accreditation as firefighters in development.
College Celebrates its 40th Birthday
Happy birthday is in order as, on 6th June, we will be celebrating our 40th year!
FSC offers unique opportunity to recruits starting career in the Fire Service
The FSC is pleased to have been able to offer such a superb opportunity to two local youngsters
E-learning leading the way!
The FSC launches newly transformed versions of Incident Command and Hazardous Materials courses featuring innovative use of e-learning.
The FSC now offer CPD hours
The FSC now offers CPD hours from the Institution of Fire Engineers.
The JOIFF Roll of Honour
Lee Bransby and Anthony Rogers, tutors at the FSC, successfully complete the JOIFF Diploma
- FBU Planned Industrial Action: FSC Update
- Our Courses
Firefighter Foundation and Development
The Firefighter Foundation Development Programme (FFDP) is an intensive modular course focusing on realistic and practical training scenarios that develop the core skills required to be a safe and competent firefighter, laying the foundations for a successful career in the fire and rescue service.
Fire Service Operations
Operations training provides learners with the essential knowledge and skills that are required in specialist operational disciplines, including road traffic collision, urban search and rescue, high volume pump training and technical specialist rescue, using a blended learning approach within the classroom as well as challenging world-class incident ground venues.
Hazardous Materials courses (HazMat) provide emergency services and HazMat professionals with the necessary skills to keep the emergency services and commercial industry at the cutting edge of response to HazMat risks.
The FSC provides the latest world class incident command training facilities within the newly developed Simulation Suite, supported by tailor-made immersive BLUEHAWK™ technology.
Industrial FF and Pipeline Emergencies
We provide accredited, competency based training to the industrial safety industry, from basic technical operations through to strategic management level.
- Instructor Programmes
The FSC's International courses provide the opportunity for learners to acquire a broad range of core and enhanced emergency responder skills for both government and commercial sectors, ranging from initial response to strategic management.
Management & Leadership
Thess courses are designed to reinforce leadership, command and management learning, enabling aspiring and inexperienced managers to test themselves and develop confidence.
Prevention & Protection
Fire prevention, protection and safety training provides sector-appropriate qualifications. Courses are aimed at those in a variety of fire safety roles in fire, health and safety, business continuity and environmental protection sectors.
- Urban Search and Rescue
School of Resilience
The School of Resilience and Emergency Response services public and private sector organisations that have a need to build their organisational resilience to emergencies and unplanned events.
- Rope and Water Rescue
- Firefighter Foundation and Development