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Joemarine Institute Of Nautical Studies


In accordance with Part A Section A-VI/3 of the Standard of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW Code) for seafarers as amended which established the mandatory minimum requirements and standard of competence required 

The course covers;

  • Introduction of fire as a hazard
  • Areas of fire hazard
  • Fire Precautions
  • Dry distillation
  • Chemical reactions Boiler uptake fires and exhaust fires in prime movers and auxiliary exhaust
  • Fires in water tube boilers
  • Tactics and procedure of fire control while the ship is at sea
  • Tactics and procedure of fire control while the ship is in port
  • Tactics and procedure of fire control while the ship is carrying dangerous goods
  • Tactics and procedure of fire control for oil, chemicals and gas tankers
  • Use of water for fire extinguishing the effect on stability, precautions and corrective procedures
  • Communication and coordination during fire fighting
  • Ventilation control including smoke extractor
  • Control of fuel and electrical systems
  • Fire precautions and hazards associated with the storing.
  • Management and control of injured persons
  • Procedures for coordination with shore-based firefighting. 

What kind of People takes this course?

Persons/people, who before being assigned to shipboard duties or persons assigned, employed or engaged on a seagoing ship that is required to combat and coordinate the team during fire emergencies onboard a ship or vessel.        

What will I gain from this qualification?
 Participants at this course will gain the knowledge, understanding and competence including practical knowledge in the application of coordinated advanced fire prevention and fighting techniques in the event of firefighting emergencies and rescue.

Course delivery: Using a combination of competent and experienced instructors, classroom syndicate exercises interactive activities and practical training demonstrations.                                                            

Course Duration: Three (3) working days

Career Development: Attendance at the Advance firefighting training course will help the participant to develop their career in firefighting and prevention and possibly provides an opportunity for employment in the oil and gas sector  

Assessment: The course is assessed at the end of the final day 

Entry Requirements:

The candidate must have completed fire prevention and fighting or the STCW mandatory safety /induction program and a reasonable standard of written English.