AFM Company News

Fire Safety Training in Gibraltar

Gibraltar’s  businesses  are  about  to  receive  a  welcome  boost  by  a  range  of  services scheduled to be provided by one of the UK’s most successful training and consulting companies, founded by Gibraltarian Donahue Cortes.  

Active  Solutions  Consulting  Group  (ASCG)  located  in  West  Sussex  close  to  London, began life as a training provider for cabin crew and pilots, and since has expanded to include  fire  safety  consulting,  first  aid  and  management  development  training.   The company’s CEO, Donahue, a former airline crew member and manager, left his airline career years ago to pursue ambitions to set up a business that would offer outstanding levels  of  quality  and  customised  customer  service,  yet  maintaining  a  cost  effective approach.  Today  ASCG  is  fast  becoming  a  global  player,  recognised  for  service  and
quality ethics, employee talent and its ability to help people and organisations to develop resources, knowledge and skills.  

Explaining  his  motivation  to  come  to  Gibraltar  to  launch  his  services  here,  Donahue explains “I have been looking for a way to do my bit for Gibraltar. I left Gibraltar when I was in my late teens and have for a long time now been keen to establish a working base here”.


Services will commence later this month (February 2012) with the delivery of monthly Fire Training Courses including Basic Fire Safety and Fire Marshal Training.  The training is open for attendance by delegates from any organisation or business in Gibraltar at very reasonable rates.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Gibraltar to learn new skills from one of the fastest growing training companies in Europe. Donahue is very encouraged by the response his company has received so far from the business community in Gibraltar, many of whom attended a free seminar presented by Donahue and his colleagues in May 2011.  Donahue said “I look forward to working with the local people and businesses. It would be our great pleasure to share our knowledge with those who would most directly benefit from it and to bring our vision to Gibraltar”.

The courses provide a certificate of attendance upon completion.  The team at Active Fire Management are always on hand to deal with enquiries on 08700 672757 or by emailing info@activefiremanagement.co.uk.

Fire Marshal Training in Essex

Having adequately trained staff to competently take on the role of the Fire Marshal in an emergency situation remains an essential part of compliance with UK Fire Safety Law. In the current economic climate the need for trusted and cost effective training providers  continues to be essential for most UK businesses.

Hence the team at Active Fire Management, based in Crawley, West Sussex are pleased  to announce the forthcoming delivery of their Half Day Fire Marshals Course which is scheduled to be held at their training facilities also in Crawley, West Sussex on the 8th February 2012, 28 February 2012, 08 March 2012, 28 March 2012 and 28 April 2012.

Places on the courses are available at just £75 + VAT each.

This interactive half day course is suitable for fire wardens, fire marshals, fire marshal deputies, managers, supervisors and any other member of staff that has specific responsibilities towards fire safety.  The courses provide a certificate of attendance upon
completion.  The team at Active Fire Management are always on hand to deal with enquiries on 08700 672757.

New Fire Training Courses in Gibraltar

Services will commence later this month (February 2012) with the delivery of monthly Fire Training Courses including Basic Fire Safety and Fire Marshal Training.  The training is open for attendance by delegates from any organisation or business in Gibraltar at very reasonable rates.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Gibraltar to learn new skills from one of the fastest growing training companies in Europe. Donahue is very encouraged by the response his company has received so far from the business community in Gibraltar, many of whom attended a free seminar presented by Donahue and his colleagues in May 2011.  Donahue said “I look forward to working with the local people and businesses. It would be our great pleasure to share our knowledge with those who would most directly benefit from it and to bring our vision to Gibraltar”.

For the latest course dates and fees please email info@activefiremanagement.co.uk

Fire Risk Assessment Reviews

It was a busy start to 2012 for Active Fire Management following the instruction in December 2011 from Wherry Housing Association to carry out reviews of previously conducted fire risk assessments. Active Fire Management have now commenced re-visiting some 160 properties to review and update the fire risk assessment for each which is expected to be completed mid February 2012.

Wherry, which has been a loyal customer of Active Fire Management for several years strives to be nationally recognised, excellent provider of affordable housing services. They aim to be key influencers of the national housing and wider community agenda, gaining their influence resources and partnerships with a range of agencies. Their services are designed in partnership with their residents to provide innovation solutions and together they continue to build outstanding communities where people actively want to live and work

Open Fire Marshal Courses in Sussex

This month the team at Active Fire Management have been busy scheduling and making initial preparations for their new Fire Marshal Course which is to be delivered at their training facilities in West Sussex. Open courses are now set for 08 February 2012, 28 February 2012, 08 March 2012, 28 March 2012 and 28 April 2012. The course is an interactive half day training session open to any business and is designed for fire wardens, fire marshals, fire marshal deputies, managers, supervisors and any other member of staff with specific responsibilities towards fire safety.

The course provides a certificate of attendance upon completion and places are available at just £75 + VAT as the company recognises that local businesses need a trusted and cost effective training provider to ensure they have adequately trained staff that can competently take on the role of the fire marshal in an emergency situation.

New Course Dates Announced - Fire Marshal Training

We are pleased to announce several new training courses taking place at our Crawley, West Sussex Training Centre in February to April 2012:

  • 08 February 2012
  • 28 February 2012
  • 08 March 2012
  • 28 March 2012
  • 28 April 2012

Click here to download a Training Course brochure.

Who needs Fire Marshal and Fire Warden Training?

The current legislation requires for places of work to have a certain number of trained Fire Marshals / Fire Wardens in place. Our training course provides the requires knowledge and skills for Fire Marshals / Fire Wardens.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the training session course attendees will be able to:

  • State their responsibilities as fire marshals
  • Describe how fire spreads and the different types of fire extinguishers and the appropriate use
  • Explain relevant fire procedures and why they are implemented
  • Define the importance of evacuation plans and how to follow these in the event of a fire
  • Detail the action to take upon discovery of a fire
  • Describe methods of identifying and managing risks
  • Explain human behaviour and what can be expected when in danger
  • Detail the importance of and the required actions in fire drills and with record keeping
  • The significant findings of your fire risk assessment (if required)

To request a course programme, book a place or for any other enquiry please email us at info@activefiremanagement.co.uk