STCW – Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention Course

About This Course

The 2-day STCW Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention course forms part of the mandatory basic safety training for all seafarers.

Using a combination of practical sessions, theoretical classroom lessons and demonstrations, the course provides you with the essential information to understand how to minimise the risk of fires on board and to know what fire safety equipment is carried onboard. You will also learn about procedures and personal safety requirements in fire situations as well as how to fight and extinguish fires on board.

Please note: The STCW fire training courses will be delivered by our partner organisation STCW Fire Training Ltd. at the Kingskerswell site, near Newton Abbot. STCW Fire Training Ltd. will issue the relevant fire certification.

What We Cover

The 2-day STCW Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention course contains but is not limited to:

  • The dangers of fire on board a vessel
  • Common sources of ignition and fire
  • The fire triangle
  • The dangers of combustion by-products, e.g. smoke, gas
  • How fire spreads and fire containment
  • Emergency installations on board – e.g. detection and alarm, automatic extinguishers, pumps, lighting
  • Engine room fires
  • Types of extinguisher
  • Flashover and backdraft
  • Hose running
  • Physiology of respiration
  • Breathing apparatus
  • Casualty handling
  • Search and rescue

Candidates will use portable firefighting equipment, fire hoses, fixed installations and breathing apparatus to tackle a number of different fire situations.

Pre-Course Requirements

Participants must be medically fit. Delegates undergoing firefighting training will be required to complete and sign a confidential medical declaration to make us aware of any health problems, disabilities or injuries that we may need to consider whilst attending this physically demanding course. Therefore, delegates must feel healthy and physically fit to undertake such training.

Assessment and Certification

Continuous practical assessment with full and active debriefing of exercises.

Following successful completion of the course, you will receive an MCA approved STCW certificate in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW A-VI/1-2).

Course Information

Course Dates

Please see the bottom of this block for current dates or phone us on  01752 770589.

Course Cost

£499 (Inc. VAT)


Course Duration

2 Days


Pre-Course Requirements

Please see main course description


Approved By



Kingskerswell: Newton Abbott

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