Target Group

All Seafarers.


This learning opportunity is designed for Deck Officers, Engineering Officers and Ratings for sea-going operations as well as those restricted to port operations only.


Requirement for all persons wishing to pursue a career at sea and/or who need to remain in-date/current against this competence.


  • Minimize the risk of fire and maintain a state of readiness to respond to
    any emergency situations involving fire;
  • Fight and Extinguish Fires;• Control firefighting operations onboard a ship;
  • Organize and train fire parties;
  • Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving shipboard fires; and
  • Inspect and service fire-detection/suppression systems and firefighting equipment.


  • ABET literacy
  • Be medically fit for sea



Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Course Duration: 3 Days
Course Certification: Certificate of Completion
Assessment: Written assessment & Practical evaluation
Completion Exit Level: The competent learner will be able to perform the role a firefighting crew member onboard a Vessel or platform both at sea and alongside.
STCW Reference: A-VI/3
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