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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.

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

 Course content

  • 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

Prerequisites: None

Duration: 2 1/2 days

0900hrs – 1700hrs daily

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

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

Certification validity: 5 years

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

 

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