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Basic Training Revalidation (HOUSTM-718)

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Basic Training Revalidation (HOUSTM-718)


Every five years, individuals holding an STCW endorsement must provide evidence of maintaining the standard of competence for Basic Firefighting and Personal Survival Techniques.
To demonstrate competence in Personal Survival Techniques, the delegate must be able to:
- Don and use an immersion suit
- Safely jump from a height into the water
- Right an inverted life raft while wearing a lifejacket
- Swim while wearing a lifejacket
- Keep afloat without a lifejacket
To demonstrate competence in Basic Firefighting training, the delegate must be able to:
- Use various types of portable fire extinguishers
- Extinguish smaller fires, i.e., electrical, oil and/or propane
- Extinguish extensive fires with water using various nozzles
- Extinguish fires with foam, powder or other chemical agent
- Firefight in a smoke filled enclosure wearing an SCBA
- Extinguish a simulated engineroom fire
- Extinguish an oil fire

Target Group

Eligible Maritime Personnel


To be eligible to take this course, the delegate must have a minimum of one year of sea service in the last five years.


There is no written assessment. The delegate must successfully perform all practical exercises to pass the course.

Course Contents

The topics covered during this course for Personal Survival Techniques are:
- donning a lifejacket
- boarding a liferaft from the ship while wearing a lifejacket
- taking initial actions on boarding a lifeboat to enhance chance of survival
- streaming a lifeboat drogue or sea anchor
- operating survival craft equipment
- operating location devices, including radio equipment
The topics covered during this course for Firefighting are:
- don bunker gear
- extinguish a fire using a dry chemical extinguisher
- use foam to extinguish a fire
- extinguish a fire using a CO2 extinguisher
- extinguish a broken flange fire using high velocity fog
- extinguish an engineroom fire wearing an SCBA
- making a rescue in a zero visibility space

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2916 N University Ave, Lafayette LA, 70507, United States of America

+1 (337) 365-7690

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209 Clendenning Road, Houma, LA 70363, United States of America

+1 985 868 1860

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