STCW – Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
N.B – This course is provided and taught by the Fire Service at Camels Head Fire Station in Plymouth and accordingly must be booked directly with them. To book, follow the link below, click on the date of the course you require and follow the booking instructions.
The Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting course forms part of the mandatory basic safety training for all seafarers.
The course deals with good practice and precautions for preventing fires aboard ship, examining how fires start and initial available means of extinguishing them.
Also included is practical training in the use of fire fighting equipment and the use of breathing apparatus for fire fighting and rescue.
Pre- Course Requirements
- Minimum age: 18
- Medically fit and healthy – Candidates will need to complete a medical declaration form.
Table A-VI/1 (From STCW code)
- The triangle of fire
- Fire protection
- Fire extinguishing principles
- Classification of fire
- Basic firefighting techniques
- Engine room fires
- Types of extinguisher
- Flashover and backdraft
- Hose running
- Physiology of respiration
- Breathing apparatus
- Casualty handling
- Search and rescue
A mixture of theoretical classroom sessions and demonstrations mixed with practical sessions.
Candidates will use portable fire fighting equipment, fire hoses, fixed installations and breathing apparatus to tackle a number of different fire situations.
Assessment and Certification
Continuous practical assessment with full and active debriefing of exercises.
Following successful completion of the course an MCA approved STCW certificate (STCW A-VI/1-2) will be issued.