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STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

£470 GBP

Course Type:
Fire Prevention and Firefighting (Basic)
Training School:
Red Ensign Maritime Training
Cowes, United Kingdom
3 days

This course is held weekly as part of our 40 hour Basic Safety Training Week. If you would like to book this course as a stand-alone module please note that the duration of the course is 18 hours over 2½ days.

Course Outline

On completion of this training, you will have learnt the ways in which fires are caused and the precautions to be taken to minimise the risk of fire on ships. You will also be able to

  • Maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fires
  • Fight and extinguish fires using fire fighting apparatus and appliances provided on board
  • Act as a member of a fire party, including use of self-contained breathing apparatus

Content & Objectives

This course will cover topics including

  • Minimising the risk of fire
  • Maintaining a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fire
  • Fighting and extinguishing a fire
  • Shipboard fire-fighting organisation
  • Location of fire-fighting appliances and emergency escape routes
  • The elements of fire and explosion (the fire triangle)
  • Types and sources of ignition
  • Flammable material, fire hazards and spread of fire
  • Fire and smoke detection and automatic alarm systems
  • Classification of fire and applicable extinguishing agents

Learning Mode

This course is taught at the Red Ensign training facility in Cowes both in the classroom and using our onsite firefighting facilities.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course however you should be over 18 years of age and since there are practical firefighting exercises you will require a degree 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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