Duration: 4 days (0900hrs – 1700hrs daily)

Prerequisites: Those undertaking this training must have completed Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Section A-VI/1-2 of the STCW Code) or similar training acceptable to the MCA.

The following certifications are accepted:

  • STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting certificate
  • MNTB Stage One Fire Fighting course
  • Royal Navy Fire Fighting course

Although not recommended those who have not undertaken training in accordance with the above may undergo combined training covering the requirements for basic Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting as well as the Advanced Fire Fighting.

Cost: £834.00 (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

Certification: Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Location: South West Maritime Academy, Cromhall Quarry, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AA


Students will be assessed throughout the week on your practical ability to control fire fighting operations.

STCW Basic Safety Training

The STCW Advanced Fire Fighting Course forms part of the training required for deck and engineering officers who wish to qualify for a certificate of competency and crew who are designated to control firefighting operations.

Furthermore, this course builds upon the basic skills learnt whilst undergoing the STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting course. A large emphasis is placed upon “Command and Control” to ensure in addition to the basic skills you can control the emergency if required.

During this highly practical course, you will be put through your paces to ensure we build upon your knowledge and confidence. However, don’t be worried as each course will be tailored to your individual needs and capabilities. We aim to get the best out of you at all times.


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Advanced Fire Fighting Course Content:

The 4 day STCW Advanced Fire Fighting course covers a range of both theory and practical based topics, some of which are laid out below.

  • Elements of combustion
  • Fire classification and extinguishing agents
  • Shipboard fire fighting organisation
  • Command and Control
  • The effect of water on ship stability
  • Casualty evacuation methods
  • Liaison with shore based fire fighting organisations
  • Procedures for fighting fires both at sea and when in port
  • Compiling fire reports
  • Control and training of fire parties
  • First aid fire fighting equipment
  • Fire fighting techniques
  • Fixed systems and detection equipment
  • Legislation regarding merchant shipping and vessels

For more details on prerequisite requirements for this course look at MSN 1865 (M)

Contact us

Please contact us if you require any further information about this course or wish to book on behalf of a company:

Telephone: 01454 260130
Email: info@southwestmaritimeacademy.com

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday  – Friday: 08.30 – 17.00

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with course joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment will be received by email.

There is a wide range of local accommodation, some of which are within walking distance of the training centre to suit everyone’s budget. For a list of local accommodation please click here.

Additional information

Course Dates

3rd November – 6th November 2020, 29th March – 1st April 2021, 31st August – 3rd September 2021

8 reviews for Advanced Fire Fighting Training

  1. Daniel A.

    Thoroughly useful and professionally run course, among the best I’ve seen in my Maritime Career.
    Realistic scenarios make the training fun, interesting and eye opening.

  2. Rob F.

    Definitely the most thorough instructor I’ve had! Always engaging and able to have a laugh.
    I came to South West Maritime Academy to do my advanced safety courses: Fire, Lifeboat and Security. It has changed my attitude about of lot of the way things are run in my work place and has spurred me to up my game and decision making onboard.

  3. Simon W.

    Excellent purpose built facility.
    Instructors know the subject well and are able to teach in a professional and engaging way.
    I highly recommend!!!

  4. Simon Wellington

    Excellent purpose built facility. Instructors know the subject and are able to TEACH in a professional and engaging way. Highly recommend!!!

  5. Daniel Arthy

    Thoroughly useful and professionally run course, among the best I’be seen in my maritime career. Realistic scenarios make the training fun, interesting and eye opening.

  6. Charles Pierce

    Excellent course, tailored to meet the needs + maritime background we came from. Great to have a land based fire fight that is adapted to our yacht.

  7. Sarah Sutton-Scott-Tucker

    Amazing course & very fun. I couldn’t stop smiling or laughing. Thank you.

  8. Daniel Peterson

    Extremely pleased with the course. The instructors were very competent. I really appreciate the fact that the instructors went above and beyond. I felt that I got more knowledge than I paid for. I have left surprisingly confident and competent! Great course!

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