STCW Fire Prevention And Firefighting


Course Code: OE1EC32


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
28/02/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £710Enquire  
24/04/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £710Enquire  
26/06/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £710Enquire  
03/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £710Enquire  
10/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £710Enquire  
17/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £710Enquire  
20/11/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £770Enquire  
27/11/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £770Enquire  

Course Overview

Learn on-board fire prevention and firefighting techniques with this STCW course. Following a basic induction, you will learn about the ways in which fires are caused and the precautions to take to minimise the risk of fires occurring on board ships. Assessment is carried out via direct observation, oral questioning 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

Attention is drawn to the fact that parts of the course are of a physical nature. You will be required to complete a medical declaration when you attend your course.

The Fire Prevention and Firefighting course can be completed as part of the Basic Training for Seafarer’s course, reducing the overall price.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Career Options and Progression

Completion of the STCW Fire Prevention and Firefighting course and the wider Basic Training for Seafarers package is essential for those working in the maritime industry.

Assessment Methods

The course covers the following topics:  

  • Response to Emergency Situations Involving Fires    
  • The Use of Breathing Apparatus   
  • Firefighting and Fire Extinguishing Using Portable Equipment   
  • Acting as a Member of a Firefighting Party 

Teaching and Learning Methods

The Fire Prevention and Firefighting course is over 2.5 days (17 hours) and comprises 20% theory and 80% 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 gear.

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)  

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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