Basic & Advanced Marine Fire Fighting (STCW)

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Price: $1000 Min 9 / Max 18

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This course satisfied the STCW and USCG licensing requirements as outlined in subpart C of Part 10, Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations.

BASIC-STCW MARINE FIRE FIGHTING : Upon successful completion of this 16 hour, two day course, students will acquire the basic knowledge and the confidence to take appropriate and decisive action when faced with a vessel fire. Students will first learn how effective fire prevention programs and safe practices on board are fundamental to the safety of vessels and all lives on board. When dealing directly with vessel fires, students will learn how to properly select and safely apply portable fire extinguishers and fixed fire suppression systems designed for that purpose. This basic course will include one day of classroom instruction, covering the following subjects: fire chemistry, fire behavior, classes of fire, fire prevention and safe practices on board vessels, portable and semi-portable fire extinguishers, fixed fire suppression systems and fire attack theory.

ADVANCED-STCW MARINE FIRE FIGHTING: With the successful completion of our Basic Firefighting Course as prerequisite, the following days will provide students with advanced knowledge of marine firefighting strategies and tactics, detailed search and rescue techniques, confined space rescue, advanced ventilation techniques, large hose handling and heavy fire streams, boundary cooling and control and suppression of larger vessel fires. Live interior and exterior firefighting evolutions and simulations will also be performed by students under the guidance, supervision and evaluation of qualified instructors. Successful completion of this course will meet STCW95 and tankerman firefighting requirements for upper level licenses. Students must attend all days of instruction and the practical field training evolutions. Successful completion of a written exam will also be required.