Fire Aid was founded in 1991 specialising in the supply of fire tender vehicles to both commercial and private enterprises on a worldwide basis.
The company quickly developed to encompass many different areas of firefighting and our flagship service has undoubtedly become our Marine Division.
We began by providing a 24 hour emergency response service for detained vessels anywhere in the world to provide vital crew fire training on-board to enable them to obtain the necessary standards required by Port State Control, and we continue to offer this vital service to the shipping industry using UK trained highly qualified Facilitators.
In addition to the emergency response services we provide regular on board scheduled training for many large shipping companies around the world in order to improve crew training, whilst reducing the risk of an emergency occurring and prevent the likelihood of a port state detention.
In 2010 Fire Aid Academy was developed in order to deliver shore based high quality STCW training to Seafarer’s approved by the MCA and Marshall Islands flag.
These facilities have continued to grow and we now deliver a wide range of STCW approved courses, along with bespoke training which includes industrial advanced Fire Fighting. And our STCW training facilities have extended out of the UK to France, Spain and Macedonia.
In 2017 we utilised our extensive knowledge of fire safety, the shipping industry and crew training to develop a complete package for dry dock safety and permit issuing. This continues to grow and we supply services in dry docks around the world.
During 2017 we forged a partnership with Mines Rescue Service (MRS) who we have worked with to design and build a marine Confined Space training unit within our facilities at Southampton. This is the UK’s first facility of its kind and offers a proactive and innovative approach to what is a serious safety issue to all vessels.
We believe the key to our continued success is our extensive knowledge of the Maritime Industry enabling us to understand the needs of all our clients, whether that be a large shipping organisation or a young person wishing to begin a career at sea.
In order to maintain this success we continue to invest into improving our highly specialised team, facilities and equipment to provide first class and cost effective services to all our customers anywhere in the world.