Advanced Fire Fighting is a 4 day course necessary for deck and engineering officers wishing to apply for a Certificate of Competency, and for any crew designated to control fire fighting operations on board a ship. Particular attention is paid to organisation, tactics and effective command.
The course involves 2 days theoretical work and 2 days practical on the fire ground including the following:
Fire fighting procedures both at sea and in port
Extinguisher use and maintenance
Communication techniques & tactical command
Stability issues regarding fires on board ships
Casualty response and handling
Ventilation, fuel and electrical systems
Fire investigation and report writing
Candidates must be fit and able to complete all aspects of training. The course is physically demanding and candidates are required to complete a medical declaration prior to course commencement.