This practical firefighting course is for officers and senior ratings who will be in charge of a shipboard fire party. The course will provide participants with an understanding of the hazards associated with the marine environment; the prevention of shipboard incidents; rescue and abandonment, firefighting communication methods and practical firefighting organization and control. The course meets the requirements set out in Table A-VI/3 of the STCW Code including 2010 Manila amendments.
Topics Covered include:
- firefighting procedures at sea and in port with emphasis on tactics and command
- ventilation control, smoke extraction, control of fuel and electrical systems
- communication and coordination during firefighting operations
- strategies and tactics for controlling fires in various parts of the ship
- fire detection and fixed fire-extinguishing systems
- portable and mobile fire-extinguishing equipment, including appliances, pumps and rescue, salvage, life support, personal protective and communications equipment
- assessing the cause of incidents involving fire
- firefighting involving dangerous goods and fire precautions and hazards associated with storing and handling materials
Student must be at least 16 years of age to enroll in this course.
Student must have completed the MED STCW Basic Safety Training prior to registering for this course.