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Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

105, Medina Village, Bridge Road,, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7LP

  • Price: GBP (£)755 (Inc VAT if applicable)

Course Details

  • School Red Ensign Training Ltd
  • Location 105, Medina Village, Bridge Road,, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7LP
  • All Dates Please contact us for dates and availability
  • Duration 32 hour(s)
  • Accommodation Included No

Course Outline

An exciting mix of theory and practical scenarios with a major focus on “command and control”, this four day course is aimed at crew appointed to control fire-fighting operations and officers who wish to qualify for a Certificate of Competency.


Content & Objectives

This course will include:

Theory of combustion

Fire behaviour, fire prevention & classification of fire

Control & extinction of fires

Fire Fighting organisation

Incident command, control & communication techniques

Confined space rescue

Compartment fire fighting techniques

The containment of fire

Machinery space fire fighting

Fixed fire fighting systems

Classification of ship’s structure

Fire detection equipment and investigation


Liaison with Fire & Rescue services

Ship stability

Search & rescue techniques

Use & control of breathing apparatus

Major incident involving multi-compartment fires

Fighting and search and rescue scenarios

Major focus on “command and control”

Useful Information

Learning Mode

This course combines theory with practical exercises at our training centre in Cowes.

Entry Requirements

You should be over 18 years of age and have

at least 6 months sea time on a merchant vessel

completed STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Section A-VI, 1-2 of the STCW code) or similar training acceptable to the MCA – please do get in touch if you have questions.

Learners must be physically fit as the practical aspects of the training and the physically demanding nature of some of the exercises involving live fires and the use of breathing apparatus. Learners will be required to complete and sign a confidential medical declaration informing us of any health problems that we would have to take into account. We reserve the right to carry out a risk assessment where an individual provides us with doubt of fitness to participate

Accommodation is provided onboard the M/V Sea Trident, moored alongside Red Ensign Training in West Cowes. Offered on a full board or B&B basis, cabins with either a shared communal washroom or a shared en-suite (subject to availability). Please check availability by calling us on 01983 294088 or email.


The cost for this course is £755.00 inc VAT.

The package price is £915 inc VAT (course plus full-board accommodation).

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Red Ensign Training Ltd

105, Medina Village, Bridge Road,, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7LP

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