Basic Fire Fighting
- Course Type:
- Fire Prevention and Firefighting (Basic)
- Training School:
- STAR Center
- Dania Beach, Florida, United States of America
- 2 days
In accordance with the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code of 1995, seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship on the business of that ship as part of the ship’s complement with designated safety or pollution-prevention duties in the operation of the ship shall, before being assigned any shipboard duties receive approved basic training or instruction in certain areas concerning fire fighting on board ships. This course is designed to fulfill the requirements of STCW Code 95 with respect to this “Basic Training - Fire Fighting” requirement. The course is one of four courses designed to be completed independently of one another or all completed as a single course. It is designed to give the individual a level of knowledge beyond simple vessel familiarization for those seafarers who have basic safety or pollution-prevention duties.
This course covers the training of crews in fire fighting recommended in Annex 1 of IMO Assembly resolution A.437 (XI). Those who have successfully completed the course should be able to react in the correct manner if fire breaks out, to take appropriate measures for the safety of personnel and of the ship and to use fire appliances correctly and safely.
Individuals will be required to demonstrate competence in accordance with the methods and criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of those tables through examination and/or continuous assessment throughout the course.
No prior shipboard experience is required. Students must be at least 18 years old and meet the physical fitness requirements stated in 46 CFR 10.205.