STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting Training Course (FPFF)
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This fire prevention and firefighting training course is one of five courses that together make up the STCW Basic Safety Training Course - an essential qualification for anyone wishing to work on commercial ships.
Regulated by the MCA, the fire prevention and firefighting course provides seafarers with the essential education and training in fire prevention and firefighting meeting the knowledge, understanding and proficiency (KUP) set out in the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended.
It includes the correct action to take in an emergency, perform firefighting operations using a range of equipment, wearing of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), working in smoke and casualty recovery.
The course is physically demanding so delegates must be well and fit enough to undertake several firefighting exercises that will include wearing of breathing apparatus.
This is a highly practical course and involves the use of our purpose-built facility where delegates undertake several scenario-based exercises where they will be required to:
- Correctly use hoses, nozzles and hose equipment
- Identify the precautions to be taken in a smoke-filled environment
- Extinguish different types of fire as a team member using equipment including:
- Confined area fire with water fog applicator
- Extinguish fires with water using jet / spray nozzles
- Test and use breathing apparatus, to include:
- Pre use checks and use
- Team working / communication / gauge checks
- Safe procedures (door opening, ladder use, search procedures, rescue techniques and evacuating procedures) in reduced visibility / foam
- Casualty rescue (using manikin), communication and teamwork in smoke filled environment
- Fire fighting in an accommodation or engine room area in heavy smoke
By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
- Understand how to minimise the risk of fire on board
- Know the onboard equipment, procedures and personal safety requirements in fire situations
- Be able to fight and extinguish fires
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This course is taught by highly experienced instructors. All our trainers have worked in hazardous environments – so they understand the issues and working conditions a delegate may face at work.
Many of our trainers are also ex-firefighters and real-life rescuers who have been part of emergency operations in the UK and around the world.
Delegates will be continually assessed throughout the course and will need to complete a multi-choice written test paper with a pass mark of 65% and achieve 100% pass mark in all practical assessments.
On successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a printed MRS Training & Rescue certificate.
The course is regulated by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Those successfully completing the assessments will be issued with a certificate which is valid for 5 years.
There will be a maximum of 12 people on this course. There is a maximum instructor to candidate ratio of 1:4 for the practical training and 1:24 for the theory / classroom training.