Those undertaking this training must have completed Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Section A-VI/1-2 of the STCW Code) or similar training acceptable to the MCA.
This course is designed to refresh basic fire fighting knowledge and to enhance the skills of the student in leadership and organization of teams of personnel. Each student must take charge of a team and/or area of operations during an exercise.
During the 4 days of the course students will be continually assessed on their organisation, tactics, command, communications and fire fighting including control of injured persons. It also covers topics such as ventilation control, hazards involving dangerous goods, liaison with shore-based firefighters and the effects of fire fighting water on ship stability.
This course is practical and classroom based training course. Students will gain competence and knowledge with focus on controlling fire fighting operations on board ship, organising & training fire parties, fixed systems and fire investigations. This is provided with essential education and training to meet the knowledge, understanding and proficiency set out in the STCW table A-VI/3
This course does not remove the requirement for holders to update their Basic Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting every five years.