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STCW 5 Day Basic & Advanced Fire Fighting

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    GBP 1,430.00

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STCW 5 Day Basic & Advanced Fire Fighting


The course is designed for training and competence in basic knowledge of the causes of fire, and prevention and advanced fire fighting techniques as well as risk minimisation, command and control of fire teams, the organisation and training of onboard fire parties and investigation and reporting of fire incidents onboard vessels. and in the actions to be taken in the event of a fire or similar emergency aboard ship. The course is structured with the emphasis on practical exercises designed to instil competence, and theoretical input on basic fire- fighting skills and shipboard fire-fighting techniques. Delegates will be constantly assessed throughout the programme by qualified assessors.

Target Group

This MCA approved training programme is intended to meet the requirements set out in Section A-VI/1 inclusive Section A-VI/3 of the STCW code and elements 121.1 and 121.2 of Unit 121 of the Marine vessel S/NVQs.

The training programme also meets the requirements of the Norwegian NMD and IMO STCW standards.

The training forms part of the requirements for training for Seafarers


Delegates must have at least six months seagoing service.


Candidates satisfying the criteria and demonstrating competence on-course will be issued with certificates complying with the STCW95 Code.

Course Contents

Delegates will undertake theoretical and practical training to gain knowledge and skills in the following areas.

Fire chemistry and ignition sources

Personal protective equipment

Maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fires aboard ship

Fight and extinguish fires using fire fighting apparatus and appliances provided on board

Act as a member of a fire party, including the use of self contained breathing apparatus

Shipboard fire fighting organisation

Fire/smoke detection and alarm systems
Competence-assessed classroom and practical training in:

Revision of basic fire fighting training standards
Control of fire fighting operations on board ship
Organisation and training of fire parties
Inspection and servicing of fire detection / extinguishing equipment
Investigation and reporting of fire incidents