Prerequisites: Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in fire prevention and fire fighting. NB – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Certificate validity: 5 years as per the STCW 2010 Manilla Amendments

Certification: Upon successful completion you will be awarded a certificate in STCW Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting as per the STCW2010 Manila Amendments

Duration: 1 Day (0900hrs – 1700hrs)

Cost: £295.00inc vat (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

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

STCW Basic Safety Training

What is the updated proficiency in fire prevention and fire fighting?

Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code (paragraph 3) states that ‘Seafarers qualified in accordance with paragraph 2 in basic training shall be required, every five years, to provide evidence of having maintained the required standard of competence, to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A VI/1-2.’


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STCW2010 Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Course Content:

Learning outcome

The learner is able to maintain the required standard of competence in STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

Learning objectives

1. Correctly use portable and mobile (wheeled) fire extinguishers on appropriate fire types

2. Correctly use hoses, nozzles and hose equipment, including:
i. Different types and sizes of hose and their connections;
ii. Different types of nozzle;
iii. Nozzle maintenance and stowage requirements;
iv. Use of foam-making equipment.

3. Extinguish different types of fires as a member of a team using a range of equipment commonly
found on board, including:
i. Fires with foam, powder or any other suitable chemical agent;
ii. Confined area fire with water fog applicator;
iii. Oil fire with dry chemical powder/foam applicators;
iv. Extensive fires with water using jet/spray nozzles

4. Test and use BA and associated equipment, covering:
i. Principles of operation of typical BA equipment;
ii. Equipment checks on start-up and use;
iii. Gauge checks, correct team working and communication;
iv. Safe procedures (door opening, ladder use, search procedures, rescue techniques and evacuation
procedures) in reduced visibility/foam;
v. Casualty rescue (using a dummy), communication and team work in a smoke-filled environment;
vi. Fighting fire in an accommodation or engine room area in heavy smoke.

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:

13th October 2020, 10th November 2020, 24th November 2020, 15th December 2020

8 reviews for Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

  1. J Cole

    Very good style, enjoyed! Experience level high of staff. Will come back

  2. Rupert Jones

    The course flowed very well. The instructor got the info across in a manor that was easily understandable. I was glad of the update. I got to ride in a fire engine!!!!

  3. Maksym Polasiak

    Very glad to be here, high level of professionalism. Hope to be here again.

  4. Shaun Gates

    The course was very well set out, fire ground facilities were very good and the whole team were very helpful and friendly.

  5. Tom J.

    Great instructor.
    Good amount of hands-on time and theory.
    Second course I’ve done at South West Maritime Academy and will do more.

  6. Jonathan Graham

    The instructors made the course interesting.
    Thanks for the informative course; I will be back again in the future.

  7. Aimee H.

    The instructors were very patient and informative.
    I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Group size allowing for time and one to one understanding with instructors.
    I felt like I learnt more this time round.
    I would definitely recommend. Thank you

  8. James Charles

    The dedication & professional approach to the courses made for an enjoyable day. I look forward to my next course at SWMA.

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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.