Refresher Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting

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STCW Refresher Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting

STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting refresher / updating training (duration – one day). 

The module is instructed in compliance with STCW Code A – VI/1-2.

It covers the practical competencies as set out in the STCW Code (as amended) regarding Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and which currently includes:

  • shipboard firefighting
  • the donning and use of personal protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus
  • the selection and use of appropriate hoses, nozzles and fire extinguishers
  • extinguishing a flammable liquid fire using various types of fire suppression agents
  • casualty rescue from smoke filled/blacked out accommodation

The module will be of not less than 7 hours duration during which candidates will be subject to continuous assessment by a qualified instructor.

Entry Requirements

  • All Candidates must be in good physical condition and capable of moderate exertion during the firefighting simulation exercises.
  • Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses;
  • Seafarers who have a verified Certificate of Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting issued under the authority of other IMO administrations will be acceptable