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STCW Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher

£312 GBP (incl. VAT)

Course Type:
Updated Proficiency in Advanced Firefighting
Training School:
Maersk Training Aberdeen Ltd
Portlethen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 day

The purpose of this course is to update the skills of advanced firefighting and renew certificate. This is required for all seafarers every 5 years, according to STCW, section A-VI/3 (paragraph 5).


  • Strategies for control of fires in various parts of a vessel in accordance with recognised procedures
  • Effect of water used to fight fires on vessel stability
  • Firefighting requirements in accordance with recognised procedures, including coordination with shore-based fire fighters
  • Control of fuel, electrical systems and ventilation effectively during firefighting operations
  • Firefighting procedures involving dangerous goods
  • Management and control of injured persons with regard to fire
  • Operational use and safety considerations of fixed fire extinguishing systems on board
  • Organisation of fire party to implement emergency contingency plans promptly
  • Typical shipboard organisation in relation to firefighting and the required composition of fire teams
  • Fire parties in realistic on-board scenarios in accordance with recognised procedures
  • Inspection and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems
  • Inspection and maintenance of fixed fire extinguishing systems
  • Inspection and maintenance of portable fire extinguishing equipment
  • Inspection of equipment available to fire teams
  • Causes of fires
  • Typical fire investigation report highlighting key areas to be included
  • Factual incident report to comply with statutory requirements


The participant will be able to:

  • Control firefighting operations aboard a ship
  • Organise and train fire parties
  • Inspect and service fire detection and extinguishing systems and equipment
  • Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire

Entry Requirements

- Participants must be at least 16 years of age.
- Certificated in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.
- Certificated in Advanced Fire Fighting

Due to certain aspects of the course being physically demanding and potentially stressful, participants will be required to confirm their medical fitness and physical ability to participate on this course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to course commencement.

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Maersk Training Aberdeen Ltd

Badentoy Crescent
AB12 4YD
United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 01224608266
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