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: £495.00 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.


(20 customer reviews)
Category: SKU: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting


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:

22nd – 24th May 2024, 5th – 7th June 2024, 19th – 21st June 2024, 10th – 12th July 2024, 24th – 26th July 2024, 14th – 16th August 2024, 4th – 6th September 2024, 18th – 20th September 2024, 9th – 11th October 2024, 23rd -25th October 2024, 6th – 11th November 2024, 20th – 22nd November 2024, 4th – 6th December 2024

20 reviews for Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

  1. Lloyd Pike

    The course was run perfectly, the knowledge from the instructors was awesome, a credit to South West Maritime Academy. A very friendly atmosphere, very professional, safety was met at all times.
    The course was excellent, I thought the instructors were fun and very professional. The group of people were awesome, can’t wait for 5 years time 🙂

  2. A

    The course was well presented and the instructors were excellent at their instruction and making sure they were understood. It’s been a pleasure I learned a lot.

  3. James Reid

    Both the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and great trainers. Thank you to all SWMA for allowing me to attend this course at the last minute. The centre is amazing and I will be back! 🙂

  4. Pavel Kolek

    Very good, very professional, instructors are excellent.
    Very friendly staff and tutors, good atmosphere, all questions have been answered.

  5. James Young

    Really brilliant course, made fun and enjoyable by instructors with great knowledge.

  6. Matthew Gwyn

    Very friendly and helpful instructors, course well planned out.

  7. Alex Smerdon

    Really good course with great instructors. Very informative.

  8. Callum Mitchell

    Very helpful and knowledgeable instructors. Have learnt a great deal about fire fighting over the past two days.

  9. Stephen Cozens

    Pace of course is spot on. Sabrina, Rob, Luc and Aaron are 5 Star! Each of the instructors were engaging and professional and clearly have lots to share on and off topic – brilliant!
    I arrived knowing things, but left knowing how to check for a fire, cool a safe area, reduce heat of fire gases, “paint a fire out” – This has been an informative and a valuable few days – 100% worth the price.
    This site has nailed Covid precautions advice and guidance, no problems, no risks, no limitation in recommending…..

  10. Abigail Schofield

    Excellent instructors, course design and facilities, really enjoyed the Fire Exercises.

  11. Robert Mallett

    Fantastic instructor, the knowledge and experience that he radiates is top! Really would recommend this instructor.
    The difference between being a teacher and an actual experienced professional is really refreshing. The course is really good, facilities are realistic and offer a new slice of learning which I have never experienced before. I will be returning and will be recommending.

  12. John Melican

    I really liked the sit down after the practical, the instructors were excellent and firm. Equipment and facilities very, very good.

  13. Andrea L

    I really enjoyed this course. Great instructors who like what they are doing and that shows. Pleasure to meet everyone, will definitely recommend to others.

  14. 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.

  15. Holly A

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Alan Hurn

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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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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.