STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Level 3

FFT311 STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

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  • Course code


  • Locations and dates


    8 May 2024
    29 July 2024
    2 October 2024
  • Length

    2.5 Days. Day 1: 1-5pm, Day 2 and 3: 8.30-5pm

  • Fees

    Tuition: 1069.00
    Student levy: 10.00
  • Credits


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Course Aim

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to assess fire risks and use best practice to prevent on-board fires. It also provides students with practical skills in extinguishing fires on board a vessel. Students achieve an STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting Certificate, and students will be deemed to be competent in accordance with the amended provisions of Regulation VI/I (Section A-VI/1-2) of the International convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW) 1978 as amended.

Course Content
Topic 1: Fire Prevention On Board A Vessel
Topic 2: Site and Risk Assessment On Board A Vessel
Topic 3: Extinguishing Fire On Board A Vessel

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Minimize the risk of a fire onboard by understanding and mitigate risk:
  • the fire triangle/elements of fire and explosion
  • types and sources of ignition
  • flammable materials, fire hazards and spread of fire
  • fire and smoke detection systems and alarm systems
  • Identify extinguishing agents and classify types of fires. Describe and locate the firefighting equipment found on a vessel
  • Explain correct procedures to be taken in the event of a fire emergency on board including measures for limiting the spread of a fire
  • Fight and extinguish fires including:
  • Selecting and effectively using various types of portable fire extinguishers (Water, foam, powder, fog, spray nozzles)
  • Selecting, doning and operating protective clothing and life support equipment including self contained breathing apparatus
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and capability to fight and extinguish fires including in enclosed spaces, accommodation areas, smoke filled spaces and in the event of oil being a factor to consider as a fire accelerant 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of teamwork in emergency fire situations
  • Enter and pass through, with lifeline but without breathing apparatus, a compartment into which high-expansion foam has been injected

Please note your STCW certificate may take up to two weeks to be issued to you upon successful completion of the course.

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