Staging Courses

There is no doubt FireWare is the market leader where it comes to staging training for first responders. FireWare sells and rents out a broad product range for staging realistic training scenarios. However, this specialist range of products is but a range of products if it lacks proper knowledge of staging. We combine theoretic and practical exercises to present the trainee with an unexpected staging perspective. After completing the training(s) “How to stage a scenario”, you can put the knowledge that complements the materials to use and stage your own realistic scenario.

Your place or ours?

At our offices in Wieringerwerf, we dispose of a well-equipped training location. The room for the theoretic lessons is provided with all comfort and the practical training room allows the staging of different scenarios. The courses can be individually entered or as a group. For individual registration, please check the available data in our agenda.

In case you have gathered a group of persons that need training at your company premises, we will train your people on-site. We will use your own practice materials complemented by extra FireWare staging material, thus allowing several trainees practising an assignment simultaneously. There are no extra costs involved for this service. The group size for one instructor is of a maximum of 8 persons. The maximum number of participants in one session is 16 persons, in which case we will bring two instructors. First, we agree on a date for the training session. The session can also be scheduled during a weekend or after working hours. Our flexibility ensures a fitting training moment for anyone.

The training “How to stage a scenario?” comprises a series of three (increasingly complicated) levels. Below you will find an explanation as to each level’s contents. This allows you to select the training that fits your current knowledge and skills.


The Basic Staging Training I is the most popular training course. Learn the basic staging techniques and even set up your own training exercise at the end of the day!

  • The ideal basic training course for the staging of a fire or accident
  • For anyone, from having a little experience to being very experienced, who is responsible for organising training
  • Get to grips with all basic techniques in one training course
  • Train with an extensive package of training materials

The low-threshold training course is especially for people who are involved with organising training. The course includes plenty of practical training following a theoretic section! You will have command of the basic techniques at the end of the training course, allowing you to organise realistic training and stage a fire or accident.


The Follow Up Staging Training II offers the opportunity to further expand your staging knowledge. A period of 6 months is recommended to practice the newly obtained skills from the Basic Staging Training I before continuing with the Advanced Staging Training II.

  • The perfect training course to further build on part I
  • For whomever wants to have extra tips and tricks illustrated by plenty of practical examples


The In-Depth Staging Training III takes a closer look at the problems surrounding major training exercises and staging. This training course is completely focussed on preparing for a training exercise. Complete command of the Basic Staging Training I and the Follow Up Staging Training II is assumed.

You will receive a comprehensive theory lesson, with the emphasis on the organisation of staging, counter-play and the management of the stagers before, during and after the training exercise. You will learn to create a scenario from beginning to end, including the professional learning objectives and the various different possible results.

You will subsequently go about preparing a number of exercises yourself. These exercises will include interactive, dynamic and static elements. The results will subsequently be discussed. Each participant will need to bring along a laptop with office package for this purpose.

  • The ideal training course for perfecting your staging knowledge
  • Linking professional learning objectives to your scenario.
  • Completely focussed on theory.


  • The basic staging concepts.
  • Identifying and recognising staging flows.
  • Choosing the correct staging resources.
  • Using and applying a smoke machine.
  • Simulating simple SETF signals with a smoke machine.
  • Simulating minor (emergency response team) incidents.
  • Using a sound source.
  • 4 methods of flame simulation I: the basis.
  • HSI incidents I: simulations with home, garden and kitchen materials.
  • Actively and interactively operating staging materials.


  • Brief recap of the theoretic knowledge from part I.
  • Simulating extensive SETF signals with a smoke machine.
  • 4 methods of flame simulation II: major fires.
  • HSI incidents II: simulations with home, garden and kitchen materials.
  • Involvement of victims and dolls with the training.
  • Interactive and dynamic staging.
  • Working under time pressure: being well prepared.


  • Preparing for (major) staging.
  • Creating a scenario from beginning to end.
  • Dynamic staging: more complex exercises.
  • Interactive staging: anticipating the manner of deployment during an exercise.
  • Counter-play: setting up, organising and managing.
  • Analysing the interaction between the training objective, the staging and the dynamic staging.
All prices are VAT excluded