STCW Training in Advanced Fire Fighting


Course Code: OE1EC31


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

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Course Overview

Gain advanced firefighting skills and knowledge with this STCW course. Specifically, you will learn how to control firefighting operations aboard ship, organise and train fire parties, inspect and service fire detection and extinguishing systems and equipment, and undertake investigations and compile reports on incidents involving fire. Assessment will be carried out via direct observation, oral questioning, simulated scenarios and a written examination.  

Important course information

In order to comply with STCW Maritime and Coastguard Agency regulations, all delegates attending Merchant Navy courses must provide a seaman’s discharge book, passport or driving licence when attending the centre. Failure to comply with this requirement will lead to a delay in the issue of your certificate.  

Validity of certificate

5 years.

Medical declaration

Parts of the course are of a physical nature. You will be required to complete a medical declaration when you attend your course. 

Entry Requirements

Before embarking on this course you must have completed an approved STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting training certificate. 

Career Options and Progression

Completion of the STCW Advanced fire course is required to apply to become a Certificate of Competency Deck or Engine Officer of the Watch. It may also be required for the position you hold on board the vessel. 

Assessment Methods

The course cover the following topics:

  • Fire Theory  
  • Organising and Planning Drills  
  • Effects of Loose Water on Ship Stability  
  • Breathing Apparatus  
  • Operations Procedure  
  • Casualty Handling  
  • Use of Extinguishers and Branches of Various Types  
  • Practical Exercises using Firefighting Appliances and Breathing Apparatus in Smoke and Heat  

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course comprises 30% theory and 70% practical learning. 

Industry Placement and Field Trips

This course has no industry placement and no field trips.

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

There are no additional costs. The majority of the course is of a hands-on, practical nature. For theory sessions the dress code is smart/casual.

You will also need to bring:  

  • writing materials  
  • a personal wash kit  
  • 100% cotton overalls  
  • a change of clothes  
  • photographic proof of identity eg passport/driving licence (compulsory to attend the course) 
  • evidence of your STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certificate and time spent at sea  

Safety boots/shoes are provided as part of your fire kit.   

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: N/A

Terms and Conditions

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