STCW Advanced Firefighting
Level 5

STCW Advanced Firefighting

FFT511 STCW Advanced Firefighting

  • Course code

    FFT511A

  • Locations and dates

    Nelson:

    7 January 2019
    27 May 2019
    8 July 2019
  • Length

    5 consecutive days, 8.30am-5.00pm
  • Fees

    Tuition: $1965.00
    Student levy: $30.00
  • Credits

    5

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with the competencies for fire-fighting in a leadership role on board a vessel at sea. This course meets the requirements of STCW 1978 as amended, A-VI/3.

Course Content

  • Topic 1: Control fire-fighting operations aboard ships
  • Topic 2: Organising and train fire parties
  • Topic 3: Fire-detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment
  • Topic 4: Incident Reports

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

  • Manage, organise and control fire-fighting operations on-board ships at sea and in port, including communications with shore based fire-fighters.
  • Manage the use of water for fire extinguishing including the effect on ship stability, precautions and corrective actions
  • Manage ventilation control including smoke extraction
  • Manage control of fuel and electrical systems
  • Manage fire process hazards including dry distillation, chemical reactions boiler uptake fires
  • Manage procedures for fire control on board an oil, chemical or gas tanker
  • Manage fire-fighting involving dangerous goods, including cargoes and stores
  • Manage and control injured persons
  • Prepare contingency plans, organise fire parties and manage strategies and tactics for control of fires on a vessel
  • Inspect and service fire-detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment
  • Evaluate requirements for statutory and classification surveys
  • Assess causes of incidents involving fire on board a vessel

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