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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 STCW Fire Prevention & Firefighting (FPFF) training provides the necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency to carry out designated fire duties on board a ship in accordance with international regulations.

The course is part of the basic training required for seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board a ship, on the business of that ship, as part of the ship’s complement, with designated safety or pollution prevention duties in the operation of the ship.

Delegates will become competent in responding to emergencies on board a vessel by understanding the nature and risk of fire.

Course Objectives

Delegates attending STCW Fire Prevention & Firefighting training will be able to:

  • Understand the ways in which fires are caused
  • Take precautions to minimise the risk of fire on ships
  • Respond effectively when discovering a fire on board
  • Take action to extinguish fires

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


Delegates must be at least 16 years of age to be issued with a Certificate of Proficiency. However 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.