Advanced Marine Fire Fighting

CLASSIFICATION OF TRAINING FOR
FIRE FIGHTING AND FIRE PREVENTION
STCW CODE A-VI/6
Scope of Training Course

The course is open to all seafarers and prospective seafarers and should be completed prior to employment on a sea-going vessel.The emphasis of this course is to produce sea-going personnel who are properly trained in terms of the International Standards and Certification for Watchkeepers (STCW).   The training programme, ADAVANCED MARINE FIRE FIGHTING, is accredited by SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority) and its emphasis is to ensure Safety of Lives at Sea. (SOLAS).

The course aims to provide the training for candidates in firefighting and fire prevention in accordance with the requirements of the STCW Code, according to the syllabus set out in Table A-VI/6 and the SAMSA code.

Objectives of the Training Course

At the end of this training course, all learners should be able to demonstrate competence in:

Communication and co-ordination during firefighting
Management and control of injured persons.
Procedures for co-ordination with shore-based fire fighters
Contingency plans, strategies and tactics for control requirements for statutory and classification surveys.
On meeting the minimum standard of competence in Advanced Fire Fighting, the learner will be competent to take appropriate measures for the safety of personnel and of the vessel and to co-ordinate the use fire appliances correctly and effectively.