Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (Red One)

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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

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Customer Reviews

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

  • Caroline Marshall

    Caroline Marshall

    Average rating: 6 months ago

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

  • Robin Barton

    Robin Barton

    Average rating: 4 months ago

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

  • Martyn Truscott

    Martyn Truscott

    Average rating: 9 months ago

    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: 10 months ago

    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: 10 months ago

    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.

  • Tom Mn

    Tom Mn

    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 !!

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