MED STCW Marine Advanced Fire Fighting (MED B2 + MED C)

Marine Advanced Fire Fighting

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.

Course Prerequisite:  Student must be at least 16-years of age to enroll in this course.

Course Duration: 35 hours


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