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STCW Advanced Fire Fighting

£755 GBP

Course Type:
Advanced Firefighting
Training School:
Red Ensign Maritime Training
Cowes, United Kingdom
4 days

Course Outline

An exciting mix of theory and practical scenarios with a major focus on “command and control”, this four day course is aimed at crew appointed to control fire-fighting operations and officers who wish to qualify for a Certificate of Competency.

Content & Objectives

This course will include

  • Theory of combustion
  • Fire behaviour, fire prevention & classification of fire
  • Control & extinction of fires
  • Fire Fighting organisation
  • Incident command, control & communication techniques
  • Confined space rescue
  • Compartment fire fighting techniques
  • The containment of fire
  • Machinery space fire fighting
  • Fixed fire fighting systems
  • Classification of ship’s structure
  • Fire detection equipment and investigation
  • Legislation
  • Liaison with Fire & Rescue services
  • Ship stability
  • Search & rescue techniques
  • Use & control of breathing apparatus
  • Major incident involving multi-compartment fires
  • Fighting and search and rescue scenarios
  • Major focus on “command and control”

Learning Mode

This course combines theory with practical exercises at our training centre in Cowes.

Entry Requirements

You should be over 18 years of age and have

  • at least 6 months sea time on a merchant vessel
  • completed STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Section A-VI, 1-2 of the STCW code) or similar training acceptable to the MCA – please do get in touch if you have questions.
  • a good level of fitness

More Information

Red Ensign Maritime Training

105 Medina Village
PO31 7LP
United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 01983294088
Email: send message

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