Training Academy
Training Academy

Emergency Management ServicesPrintE-mail
10 May 2007

Training Academy


EMS academies offers high level training in line with national and international standards, resulting in world accepted levels of competence in emergency management services. Courses on offer vary from basic fire fighting and first aid training to more advanced training in hazardous materials, vehicle rescue and basic ECG interpretation. 

EMS has three training academies situated in Brixton, Rietfontein and in Florida where the following courses are on offer:

Fire and hazardous materials training
Basic fire fighting training for businesses
Basic fire fighting training for businesses
The programmes in this course are aimed at emergency service personnel and are open to suitably qualified persons across South Africa.
The following is offered:

  • fire fighter 1 and 2
  • hazmat first responder – awareness level
  • hazmat first responder – operations level
  • Fire services instructor
  • fire officer
  • driver operator
  • aerial appliance

Commercial training 

The course is aimed at businesses and individuals wishing to obtain basic competence in the fields of first aid, fire fighting and hazardous materials. Read more in the prospectus .

Medical training
This course involves intensive medical training aimed at qualified health care practitioners, emergency services personnel , and ambulance emergency assistants, among others. The following programmes are offered:

  • Basic Ambulance Assistant Course (BAA)
  • Basic Ambulance Assistant Refresher Course
  • Ambulance Emergency Assistant Course (AEA)
  • Ambulance Emergency Assistant Refresher Course
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider Course
  • Read more in the prospectus . 

Rescue training

The course is aimed at employees within the emergency services industry wanting to specialise in technical rescue or person’s required to perform such rescues as part of their jobs, and individuals involved in outdoor activities requiring basic rope skills. 

A number of high-adrenalin programmes are on offer: 
  • High Angle 1 and 2
  • Motor Vehicle Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • Structural Collapse Rescue
  • Industrial and Agricultural Rescue
  • Swift Water Rescue

Read more in the prospectus


Contact information 
All enquiries related to training should be directed to the Brixton Training Academy at 3 Brixton
Road, in Brixton or 
Commercial Training Academy
Post to PO Box 1496 Johannesburg, 2000.
Tel:011 026 9226
Fax:011 837 4172