To undertake this course you must have received an approved STCW95 Fire Prevention and Firefighting certificate and have served at sea on board a Merchant vessel for at least 6 months.
This evidence must be produced when attending the course in order to comply with STCW Maritime and Coastguard Agency Regulations.
This course is part of the training for deck and engineering officers, and crew who are designated to control firefighting operations.
This theoretical and practical course covers firefighting procedures at sea and in port.
Emphasis on organising tactics and effective command and control. A variety of practical training scenarios involving fighting fires of different types and intensity are included.
An assessment will be in the form of a final written exam and Q&A during observation of simulated and practical scenarios.
This course is accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Full terms and conditions apply.
On completion of training, successful candidates will be able to understand:
- The principles of fire theory
- Theoretical and practical operations of fire extinguishing equipment
- Appreciation of the hazards involved in the firefighting at sea
- Fire prevention required on board ship
- Knowledge of first aid firefighting at sea using portable/semi-portable extinguishers
- Basic understanding of firefighting and fire party duties
- Understanding of fixed installations on ships at sea
- Search and rescue procedures and practical training exercise involving live fires
- The theory and use self-contained breathing apparatus sets
- Organising and planning of training for fire party team members
- Operational Procedures
- Ships stability including the free surface effect of of uncontrolled water
- Casualty handling