Bowthorpe Fire Service Training & Development Centre


  • Fully Equipped Training Rooms x 5
  • Live Fire Training Equipment (Fire Marshal/Extinguisher)
  • Training Tower
  • Breathing Apparatus Chamber (Including Confined Space Simulation ‘Rat Run’)
  • Drager PSS7000 Breathing Apparatus Sets
  • Shower & Changing Rooms
  • Large External Training Area/ Drill Yard
  • Fully Equipped Fire Appliance/Engine
  • Evac Chair Training Facility
  • Mess Hall x 40 Covers (Light lunch included with some courses)
  • Disabled Access
  • Designated Free Car parking


Max Capacity: N/A

All open courses are based at Bowthorpe Training Centre

(Unless stated otherwise).

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Fire Training Centre, Barnard Road, Bowthorpe, Norwich, NR5 9JB




Courses at this venue:

Featured courses

Fire Risk Assessment Introduction Fire Risk Assessment Introduction

Duration: Full day (7 hours)

Location: On/Off Site

Fire Risk Assessment Introduction

Objectives: The delegate will be able to:- Produce & maintain a current working Fire Risk Assessment Evaluate current fire safety measures within the workplace Gain an overview of the Regulatory…

Fire Marshal Course (Inclusive of Fire Extinguisher Practical) Fire Marshal Course (Inclusive of Fire Extinguisher Practical)

Duration: Half day (3.5 hours)

Location: On/Off Site

Fire Marshal Course (Inclusive of Fire Extinguisher Practical)

Objectives: The delegate will be able to: Understand and recognise the hazards posed by small fires. Implement the correct emergency procedure. Select the appropriate extinguisher and operate it correctly. Recognise…


"It has made me more aware of potential hazards and alerted me to ones in my own home "

— Residential Childrens Practioner (Norfolk County Council) Fire Marshal Course

"..Well delivered + aimed well at our place of work. Course changed to suit our site (the Pier). Good to use the extinguishers and see how they felt. Good fun – even the test!! "

— Team Leader (Cromer Pier) Fire Marshal Course

"Very Good in-depth theory and practical.  Opened my eyes to a few things. It’s good to get practical experience as you are more prepared if an incident occurs "

— Assistant Manager (Thetford Light Cinemas) Fire Marshal Course

"Very supportive instructors with lots of knowledge. Made me feel at ease throughout the training. Food was also good. "

— Mechanical Engineer (British Sugar) Breathing Apparatus Refresher Course