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Advanced Fire Training

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  • Duration

    5 days

  • Language

    English

  • Course code

    OFI712

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Advanced Fire Training

Objective

The object of the training is to deliver all required elements of
STCW Advance Fire Fighting Training delivered in both
theoretical and practical in accordance with section A-VI/3 of
the STCW code. The emphasis of the training is in organization,
tactics and command.

Target Group

This course is aimed at emergency response team members
appointed to control fire-fighting operations and officers who
wish to qualify for a Certificate of Competency.

Prerequisites

The course is open to seafarers who have completed basic
training in fire prevention. All trainees must be certified by a
doctor to be in good health.

Examination

On completion of this course, a written assessment will be taken.

Course Contents

Delegates will undergo practical and theoretical instruction
and assessment in the following 5 modules.
▪ Competence for day 1: Control fire-fighting operations
aboard ship
▪ Knowledge, understanding and proficiency and practical
exercise
▪ Introduction, safety and principles
▪ Areas of fire hazards
▪ Fire precautions
▪ Dry distillation
▪ Chemical reactions
▪ Boiler uptake fires and exhaust fires in prime movers and
auxiliary exhausts
▪ Fires in water-tube boilers
▪ Tactics and procedure of fire control while ship is at sea
▪ Tactics and procedure of fire control while ship is in port
▪ Tactics and procedure of fire control while ship is carrying
dangerous goods
▪ Tactics and procedure of fire control for oil, chemical and
gas tanker
▪ Use of water for fire extinguishing, the effect on stability,
precautions and corrective procedures
▪ Communication and co-ordination during fire-fighting
operation
▪ Ventilation control including smoke extractor
▪ Control of fuel and electrical systems
▪ Fire precaution and hazards associated with the storage
and handling of materials (paints etc.)
▪ Management and control of injured persons
▪ Procedures for co-ordination with shore-based fire fighting
Competence for day 2: Organize and train fire parties
▪ Knowledge, understanding and proficiency and practical
exercise
▪ Preparation of contingency plans
▪ Composition and allocation of personnel to fire parties
▪ Training of seafarers in fire-fighting
▪ Fire control plans
▪ Organization of fire and abandon ship drills
▪ Strategies and tactics for control of fire in various parts of
▪ the ship
▪ Competence for day 3: Inspect and service fire detection
and extinguishing systems and equipment
▪ Fire alarms
▪ Fire detection equipment
▪ Fixed fire-extinguishing equipment
▪ Fire main, hydrants, hoses, nozzles and pumps
▪ Portable and mobile fire extinguishing equipment
▪ including appliances
▪ Firefighter’s outfit and another personal protective
▪ equipment
▪ Rescue and life support equipment
▪ Salvage equipment
▪ Communication equipment
▪ Requirements for statutory and classification surveys
▪ Competence 4: Investigate and compile reports on
incidents involving fire
▪ Knowledge, understanding and proficiency and practical
exercise
▪ Fire investigation and reporting
▪ Trainee’s experience of fire on ships
▪ Documented reports of fires on ships and lessons learned
▪ Review and Assessment
▪ Competence 5: Investigate and compile reports on
incidents involving fire
▪ Knowledge, understanding and proficiency and practical
exercise
▪ Fire investigation and reporting
▪ Trainee’s experience of fire on ships
▪ Documented reports of fires on ships and lessons learned
▪ Review and Assessment