Course category: STCW Courses (Basic Training)
Who should attend: The course is open to all seafarers and prospective seafarers and should be completed prior to employment on a sea-going ship.
Objectives and Benefits: This course aims to provide training for candidates in fire prevention and firefighting, based on the guidelines of STCW 78/95, Section A-VI/1 and IMO Model Course 1.20. This course covers the requirements of STCW 78/95, Section A-VI/1, Par. 2, Table A-VI/2 on meeting the minimum standard of competence in fire prevention and firefighting. A trainee will be competent to take appropriate measures for the safety of personnel and ship and to use fire appliances correctly. The trainees will also acquire knowledge of fire prevention.
- Minimize the risk of fire.
- Maintain a state of readiness to respond to an emergency situation involving fires.
- Fight and extinguish fires (Minimum standard of competence in the prevention and fire fighting thus protecting the safety of the personnel and of the ship ( A_VI\1 STCW).
Legislation & References:
- STCW 78/95, As Amended
- SOLAS 74, As Amended
- IMO Model Course 1.20
- IMO Assembly Resolution A.602(15), Revised Guidelines for Marine Portable Fire Extinguishers
- IMO Assembly Resolution A.655 (16), Use of halons as fire fighting media on board ships
- Olav Bo, Basic Safety Course: Fire Safety.
- Robert J Brady, Marine Fire Prevention, Fire Fighting and Fire Safety (Maritime Training and Advisory Board, USA 1998).
- F. Rushbrook, Rushbrook’s Fire Aboard.
- G. Victory and I.H. Owen, Marine Engineering Practice, Volume 1, Part 5, Fire-fighting Equipment and its Use in Ships.
Available language: English