Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (Red One)

4.8 Average rating: Read reviews

Red One is a trading company of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority. All income generated by Red One is used for the specific purpose of maintaining and improving the ongoing safety of our local community and firefighters. Our aim is to help our customers effectively manage their safety risk, through the provision of skilled personnel, training services and products which include industrial fire fighting services, maritime fire-fighting training and specialist safety provision for working at height, in confined spaces or in close proximity to water.

Red One has access to more than 200 fire fighters, trainers and consultants, fully trained to UK national fire-fighting standards, ready, willing and able to provide your business with expert knowledge and flexible crewing on short, medium or long term projects anywhere in the world!

Providing a complete suite of courses for dealing with incidents ranging from fires in vessels on small inland waterways to the incident command of large incidents on ocean going ships, all Maritime School courses are ISO 9001: 2008 compliant and where appropriate, are accredited by the relevant authorities or examination bodies, including the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

We can also create bespoke courses for customers that are accredited through our approval centre with a number of nationally recognised qualification bodies.
Utilising our modern training facilities, Maritime School has use of two ships structures/rigs and a fixed fire fighting installation demonstration unit. Maritime School also has access to a wide range of boats and ships, from small commercial craft to large naval and commercial vessels. We also have unique access to a large Port and Naval Docks which, when required, can be utilised to provide greater realism to the courses we offer.

Our primary aim is to equip delegates with the ability to safely and competently face emergency situations, fire or otherwise at sea and to control and resolve them without loss of life or injury and whilst reducing the costs associated with such fire loss.

STCW Training Centers

Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (Red One) have their training centers in the following locations:

  • Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
  • Plympton, Devon, United Kingdom

Terms and Conditions

View the training school's Terms and Conditions.

Customer Reviews

Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (Red One) reviews as published on Google:

  • Paul Wright

    Paul Wright

    Average rating: a month ago

    Really informative High Risk Confined Spaces Training course; and professionally delivered. The practical exercises are great fun.

  • Heblon


    Average rating: 2 weeks ago

    Awful driving school. Driving instructors with bad manners and never teach you the right skills. In particular one of the worst driving instructors is Alex Kelly... She was awful and her attitude stank

  • Jason Green

    Jason Green

    Average rating: a month ago

    Don't get caught speeding and you won't visit this place
    If you do nothing to worry about nice people

  • Charlotte Binmore-May

    Charlotte Binmore-May

    Average rating: a year ago

    I booked my taxi practical test with Red One, I ended up stuck on the A38 in a stand still - I rang the reception & they did everything they could to fit me in that same day, I arrived an hour late, and was greeted by Martin, I was straight away put at ease & managed to pass after my hours lesson before - in which I learnt to undo some
    Bad habits! I honestly couldn’t recommend them enough, I think the hour lesson before helps settle any nerves and prepares you for the test itself. Thank you Red One,
    Special thanks to the lady in reception for rearranging and getting my test done that day and to Martin for putting me at ease & making the whole thing less scary!!

  • Neil Sewell

    Neil Sewell

    Average rating: 3 weeks ago

    Very good training establishment, helpful staff, good facilities.

  • Mark Jay

    Mark Jay

    Average rating: September 6, 2022

    Excellent set up, the two instructors who took my daughters out onto the driving course were brilliant. They made the whole process very easy and relaxing for the girls. Well done.

  • Dan Nobody

    Dan Nobody

    Average rating: June 11, 2022

    Had my 2 hour taxi test with Ian this week and I was amazed at how professionally comfortable it was driving with him. Any questions or worries I had about the test were swiftly handled with care and attention, and it was without a doubt the least stressful test I've ever taken.

    I'd recommend for anyone looking to do the taxi test to do the 2 hours, it's definitely worth it and will allow you plenty of time to go over things and get rid of your nerves. 10/10 exceptional service.

  • Tony Morris

    Tony Morris

    Average rating: March 3, 2022

    Took my taxi test with Red One today, my instructor and examiner Ian was absolutely excellent, quickly put me at ease and talked me through the process before setting off and gave some sound advice during the lesson. A really valuable lesson followed by a sensible, practical test. I would thoroughly recommend Red One for your taxi test. Thanks Red One.

  • Max Chantrey

    Max Chantrey

    Average rating: January 19, 2022

    I gained my Motorcycle licence in 2008, Since then I have built on my own experience and have achieved a solid standard of riding.
    Due to a new role within the Fire Service, I felt I needed to sharpen my skills and identify any learning points.
    I decided to embark on a 2 day advanced course with MTS – Why did I not do this sooner!
    As a ‘safe rider’ I questioned myself what would be picked up. It transpires that 14 years is more than enough time to develop skill fade in areas that can make you a safer rider.
    As soon as I arrived, Chris (my instructor) introduced himself and explained the 2 days and what it would entail. I was most impressed by the flexibility and professionalism of how MTS adapted the style of training to the riders needs and knowledge.
    As part of an initial demo ride, several learning points were raised and identified in a personable and encouraging way. I applied the information and with some practice - It was amazing to see how these small changes made my riding more comfortable and therefore more fluid allowing me to enjoy my riding more than before.
    I attended this course with an open mind and with the expectation that I’d be a better rider for it. I was right.
    I’d encourage any motorcyclist to do the same. Allow the instructors to help you adjust your riding style to help you enjoy your riding more! You’ll be pleasantly surprised!
    Thank you, Red One and MTS Rider Training!

  • Matt Collingborn

    Matt Collingborn

    Average rating: July 25, 2021

    Carried out my Taxi Driver Test on Friday. The examiner I had, Ian was fantastic! Very calming, encouraging and knowledgeable and soon puts you at ease. Would thoroughly recommend

  • Chris Pennack

    Chris Pennack

    Average rating: April 30, 2021

    Nice venue and friendly staff

  • scott rice

    scott rice

    Average rating: December 14, 2020

    A great couple of days on the Red One Water Safety and Rescue Course. John and the team were very professional and assessed our needs and ability well and delivered a great practical day on the River Dart.

    All the team, including came back to me to say what a valuable course and that they really enjoyed it!

  • Steve Pilkington

    Steve Pilkington

    Average rating: September 7, 2020

    Confined space training to an excellent standard.

  • Mary Mathers

    Mary Mathers

    Average rating: February 5, 2020

    Very interesting and informative. Course well worth doing

  • Caroline Marshall

    Caroline Marshall

    Average rating: April 18, 2019

    Knowledgeable and approachable instructors, a very fun and educational course even for the timid! Definitely recommend!

  • Robin Barton

    Robin Barton

    Average rating: March 15, 2019

    Positive and courteous. Thorough and helpful advice. Encouraging and almost stress free.

  • Martyn Truscott

    Martyn Truscott

    Average rating: February 13, 2019

    What can I say? RED ONE have been beyond reproach in all its endevours, from assisting with obtaining my provisional Cat C Licence through to the delivery of the practical training and my successful Test pass.

    Megan is a true credit to the company, who's own willingness to help with any issue raise is outstanding.

    I would certainly recommend RED ONE.

  • Philip Smith

    Philip Smith

    Average rating: January 19, 2019

    Just attended advanced fire fighting course at Plymouth Camels head. Fantastic course delivered by Top rate instructing staff. First class realistic safe practical fire exercises, backed up by relevant theory from the classroom. Great fun course cheers Dave head instructor.

  • Yacht Brokers World

    Yacht Brokers World

    Average rating: January 18, 2019

    Absolutely one of the best training set ups around. I did a 2 day basic fire fighting course and it was delivered with a lot of skill. Excellent equipment and tutors and the live fire exercises were run very safely. Highly recommended.

  • Andy Dorey

    Andy Dorey

    Average rating: September 19, 2018

    Just finished a 2 day course in Plymouth at Camels Head maritime school, a great experience from start to finish- friendly patient staff, good facilities and fun along the way. I now feel much more confident to tackle a blaze at sea and how to prevent fires in the first place. The practical parts are really good. Many thanks.

  • Thomas Menou

    Thomas Menou

    Average rating: August 22, 2018

    Just finished my maritime basic fire fighting training in Plymouth, it was an amazing 2 days ! The course is absolutely perfect, every aspect is well covered and the chief instructor explains all of it very well, and all of this in a relaxed but professional atmosphere.
    The venue is in an active fire station so you are fully immersed and that's very important.
    Top of the range equipment: clothing, breathing apparatus...
    For the practical training there is a life size replica of a ship , with engine room, hatches, stairs... Every thing you could find on a real ship, and they set it on fire for us to go in fully equipped, to find casualties and fight the fire: a MUST !!
    To sum it up, like instructor Kevin says : HAPPY DAYS !!

View more reviews Write a review