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A Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) certificate will be provided upon successful completion of this course.
3.0 Days
Who is it for
This training is intended as part of basic training for all seafarers, to meet the requirements set out in Table A-V1/ 1 of the STCW Code and unit 11 of the marine national occupational standard.
This course involves a significant amount of practical training delivered with real smoke and fire within simulated environments and emergency situations; therefore a good general standard of fitness is required in order to participate. You will also be required to complete a medical fitness questionnaire.
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This training provides an understanding of the nature and risk of fire, and expertise to respond effectively to extinguish fires, should they develop; enabling them to be competent when discovering a fire on-board, to take immediate action and respond to emergencies on board a vessel.

The overall aim is to provide seafarers with the necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency to carry out designated fire duties in accordance with international regulations.

Course Objectives

On completion of the training, trainees will have the knowledge of:

  • The ways in which fires are caused
  • The precautions to be taken to minimise the risk of fire on ships.

Course Content

  1. Hazards involved in fire at sea
  2. Fire prevention precautions
  3. Fire detection and raising alarms
  4. First-aid actions on discovery of a fire
  5. Duties of members and equipment


The learner must be at least 16 years of age to be issued with a Certificate of Proficiency. In exceptional circumstances where a learner is physically able and fit they may be able to complete the training course prior to her/his 16th birthday.


Please Note: This course can also be booked as part of the STCW Basic Safety Training Package.