Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting



The Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting course serves to train candidates to meet the minimum requirements for safety in accordance with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. On meeting the minimum standard of competence, the trainee will be competent to take appropriate measures for the safety of personnel and the vessel.  The trainee will have knowledge of fire prevention and the correct use of fire appliances.  

This course deals with precautions necessary to minimise the risk of fires aboard vessels. It focuses on the cause of fires and the best means of extinguishing them. The syllabus provides seafarers with a clear understanding of the following points:

NOTE: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting require refreshing at intervals not exceeding 5 years.


For the issue of a Certificate of Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, you must:


Typically the course is run over a 2 or 2.5 day period (15 hours), comprising both classroom lectures and practical exercises.