Prerequisites: None

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

Certificate validity: 5 years as per the STCW 2010 Manila amendments

Certification: Upon successful completion you will receive a certificate in STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting approved by the Maritime Coastguard Agency as laid down in STCW 95 Regulation VI/1 paragraph 2.1.2 of Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code

Duration: 2 1/2 days

  • Day 1: 1330hrs – 1700hrs
  • Day 2 & 3: 0900hrs – 1700hrs

Cost: £478.80 inc vat (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

STCW Basic Safety Training

What is the STCW  Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting course?

The STCW Fire prevention and fire fighting course deals with the necessary precautions to minimize the risk of fires aboard ship, how fires are caused and the first means of extinguishing them. The course includes practical training in the use of fire fighting equipment and the use of breathing apparatus for fire fighting and rescue.

If you are just starting your journey to a new career at sea you will need to complete a number of basic modules which can be done as a 5 day package with a cost saving.


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Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting:

South West Maritime Academy’s STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting course can be taken either as a stand-alone module or as part of the 5 day STCW Basic Safety Training, helping you prepare to take your first steps into a career at sea.

The course runs over two and a half days, and covers both theory and practical learning.

  • Minimising the risk of fire
  • Maintaining a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fire
  • Fighting and extinguishing a fire
  • Shipboard fire-fighting organisation
  • Location of fire-fighting appliances and emergency escape routes
  • The elements of fire and explosion (the fire triangle)
  • Types and sources of ignition
  • Flammable material, fire hazards and spread of fire
  • Fire and smoke detection and automatic alarm systems
  • Classification of fire and applicable extinguishing agents
  • Use of Breathing Apparatus
  • Live fire fighting

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

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:

9th – 11th September 2020, 20th – 22nd January 2021, 17th – 19th February 2021, 17th – 19th March 2021, 7th – 9th April 2021, 21st – 23rd April 2021, 5th – 7th May 2021, 19th – 21st May 2021, 2nd – 4th June 2021, 16th – 18th June 2021, 7th – 9th July 2021, 21st – 23rd July 2021, 18th – 20th August 2021, 15th – 17th September 2021, 19th – 21st October 2021, 17th – 19th November 2021, 15th – 17th December 2021

7 reviews for Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

  1. Lucy Halford

    Thank you for the instruction and professionalism from all members of the team. Confidence is what I am most proud of taking home. Thank you

  2. Richard Rogers

    The course was friendly and professional and delivered in an exceptional manner. All knowledge taught was well delivered to the group and all practical work was really safe and to a high standard

  3. Alan Hurn

    Everything was in course, all subjects covered. Hard at times, but very good overall. A Good experience.

  4. Eleanor Reid

    Everything was very thorough and they teach in real life situations. Each of you were brilliant, each instructor had their own personal training style and great sense of humour.

  5. Nick Fisher

    Very best advice and training I have ever witnessed. First Class. The course was excellent, the training was second to none and each person was treated with respect. I believe it all to be truly professional. Thank you.

  6. Holly A

    The instructors were so friendly and made us feel safe and at ease. Thank you for this great experience.

  7. Eleanor R

    Everything was very thorough and they teach you real life situations. Each of the instructors were brilliant, each instructor had their own personality and training style and great sense of humour.

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This course contains some exercises that are physically demanding. Any candidate unsure of their fitness for such activities should consult their doctor.