Advanced Fire Fighting (STCW)

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QUALMI-15: Advanced Fire Fighting STCW

COURSE LENGTH: 32 HOURS (4 DAYS)

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide to the student a training experience that combines formal classroom instruction with practical exercises and hands-on shipboard fire fighting procedures and tactics practical training and assessment. This course is designed to provide the training level of “Advanced Fire Fighting” in accordance with Section A-VI/3 and Table A-VI/3 of the STCW Code, As Amended 2010; AND the Advanced Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(h) and 11.303(a) for a credentialThe following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in NVIC 09-14 Guidelines on Qualifications for STCW Endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500GT or more: 1.1.A, 1.1.B, 1..2.A, 1.3.A, 1.4.A, 1.5.A, 1.6.A, 1.7.A, 2.1.A, 2.1.B, 3.1.A, 3.2.A, 4.1.A, 4.1.B and  4C.

COURSE ENTRY STANDARDS – The course is open to mariners that need to meet the training requirements for STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Basic Fire Fighting) and/or STCW Advanced Fire Fighting.

The following topics are covered in this course:

  • Control firefighting operations aboard ships;
  • Organize and Train Fire Parties
  • Inspect and service fire detection and extinguishing systems and equipment and;

  • Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire.

Examination, Practical Evaluation and Assessment: 

  • Written examination – 40 questions. Student must respond with 70% correct answers to obtain a satisfactory score.

Practical Evaluation {Pass/Fail}: 

  • Fire fighting procedures on board and in port: organization, tactics and control.
  • Inspect and service fire detection and extinguishing systems and equipment.
  •  Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire.

Practical Assessment (Fire Field Elements) {Pass/Fail}: 

  • Fire fighting procedures on board and in port: organization, tactics and control.

  • Use of water for fire fighting, the effect on ship stability, precautions and corrective procedures.

  • Communication and coordination during firefighting operations.

  • Ventilation control, including smoke extractor.

  • Control of fuel and electrical systems.

  • Management and control of injured persons.

  • Strategies and tactics for control of fires in various parts of the ship.

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