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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Category: SKU: Advanced Fire Fighting Training


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

Advanced Fire Fighting Training

26th – 29th September 2023

19 reviews for Advanced Fire Fighting Training

  1. T Cartwright

    Enthusiastic instructors, good to be able to do everything practically and able to use all the equipment. Very helpful admin side too.

  2. M I’Anson

    John and Tim were all over it! The team have been great, so helpful and knowledgeable! Thanks

  3. A Barkworth

    Well run course, excellent facilities, very knowledgeable instructors.

  4. S Hubbard

    I hate fire, but I was very supported and I learnt a lot and achieved more than I thought I could.

  5. J Oakey


  6. A Wheeler

    The instructor has great knowledge of the course and surrounding topics. It was a great pace and friendly, relaxed but to the point.
    Very welcoming and relaxed made for a comfortable environment, they made sure everyone was included. Will highly recommend.

  7. A Hall

    The excellent staff and teaching is the reason that I choose to keep coming back here!
    Thank you

  8. Fergal Peoples

    Instructors are excellent, patient and friendly. Overall this was a really informative in depth course. I have learned so much to take with me into my workplace. I will return to SWMA for all my future courses and will highly recommend the training centre. Thank you to all involved.

  9. David Ferrier

    Instructors had a nice combination of friendly, humorous and seriousness. Put us through our paces. This was a challenging yet rewarding certificate.
    I learned a lot of new information, also learned I need to start jogging! Very professional course. I will recommend.

  10. Joseph Smith

    Instructors are excellent, exceeded skillset expected, they catered for all questions and needs.
    Couldn’t recommend highly enough. Great feeling coming away from a course with a whole new skillset and knowledge!
    Appreciate all the hard work in these testing times.

  11. Barry Yelland

    A very well presented course by experienced and dedicated instructors.

  12. 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!

  13. Sarah Sutton-Scott-Tucker

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Simon Wellington

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

  17. 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!!!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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