A basic level of fitness is required to complete the practical elements of the course. There is no pre-learning required.
The aim of the course is to give seafarers the essential education and training in fire fighting and fire prevention, particularly focusing on:
- understanding the risk of fire onboard and how to minimise those risks
- learning how to fight and extinguish fires as well as search for and recover casualties
- learning how to wear fire fighting equipment including personal breathing apparatus and safe use of fire extinguishers.
This course forms part of the mandatory 'Basic Safety Training' course, however can be undertaken on its own.
The course will include videos, group discussions, trainer led presentations, donning of fire safety suits, use of different types of fire extinguishers, hose techniques, search and safe movement techniques, casualty handling, breathing apparatus wears in both smoky and hot environments within the fire training module.
Delegates will be assessed throughout the course with a short written exam upon completion.
Trainer to delegate ratio of 1:24 for theory elements and 1:4 for practical sessions.
The STCW requirement for refresher training at 5-yearly intervals must be met or sufficient onboard evidence must be provided.
Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.