Fire Training Academy

 City of Cape Town
Fire Training Academy

fire trainingThe CTFRS’ Fire Training Academy, which is located in Epping, is accredited with the LG Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) and South African Emergency Services Institute (SAESI). Training materials are purchased from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), supplemented with internet research and adapted to suit the City’s needs.

Many of the acadamy’s courses are:

  • registered in terms of the Fire Brigade Services Act (Act 99 of 1987), Occupational Health & Safety Act(Act 85 of 1993) and the Manpower Training Act (Act 56 of 1981)
  • registered with the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) and relevant SETAS
  • are internationally accredited with IFSAC

Supplementary courses (offered by external service providers) include Basic Ambulance Assistant (BAA), Ambulance Emergency Assistant (AEA), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Advanced Driving. Additional courses are added to the prospectus as they are developed.


The City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service Training Academy does not provide training courses directly to members of the public or to the private sector.

Contact us

How to contact the Fire Service for enquiries only.

Report all fires by dialling 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 from a cellphone.

For Fire and Rescue Service related queries please contact Laetitia Paulsen during Office Hours Mondays to Fridays on 021 590 1702 or e-mail

NOTE: Contact 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 from a cellphone to report fires.

The city is divided into three fire districts – East, West and North.

Goodwood Fire Station
Hugo Street
Postal address
Private Bag X4

Chief Fire Officer
Ian Schnetler
Tel: 021 590 1702
Fax: 021 590 1711

Head – Operations District West
B. Alers
Tel: 021 465 1094

Head – Operations District East
S.F Martin
Tel: 021 444 9101

Head – Operations District North
Tel: 021 444 8270

Head – Fire & Life Safety
I Smart
Tel: 021 590 1975

Head – Training
W. Petersen
Tel: 021 534 7608

Head – Logistics & Planning
Tel: 021 444 0392

Head – Finance
T. Ackerman
Tel: 021 590 1731

Head – Special Projects
D. Falck
Tel: 021 444 0392

Head – Workshops
S.P Dano
Tel: 021 465 1033

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