Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Firefighting

This training is part of the mandatory basic safety training for all seafarers with designated duties in the operation of the ship. Training must be under taken by new entrants to the Maritime Industry. Open to all who are physically fit and are able to undertake the practical training. The required minimum age is 16 years.

The course can be undertaken by seafarers who have a certificate of Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Firefighting.

NB- certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrators will be acceptable or Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1st August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.

There is no requirement to submit a self declaration form for this course, as the elements of training permitted to be carried out on board would not significantly reduce the time of the shore based programme.

The course consists of theoretical and practical input for all seafarers that will be required to take action in the event of a fire. The focus is on using firefighting equipment and Breathing Apparatus to extinguish carious types and sizes of fire including casualty rescue in smoked filled enclosed spaces.

Assessment will be in the form of a final written exam and Q&A during visual
observation of simulated practical scenarios.

This course is accredited by the Maritime and  Coastguard Agency (MCA). Full Terms & Conditions apply.

Learning outcomes

On completion of training, successful candidates will be able to understand:

  • The basic principles of fire
  • Theoretical and practical operations of fire extinguishing equipment
  • Appreciation of the hazards involved in firefighting at sea
  • Fire prevention required on board ship
  • Knowledge of first aid firefighting at sea using portable /semi-portable extinguishers
  • Understanding of fixed installations on ships at sea
  • Search and Rescue procedures and training
  • The basic use of self-contained breathing apparatus set

For further information and to make a booking, please contact our friendly team:

Adele Doran - Business Development & Admin Manager
t: 0151 296 5041