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About this course

This course is part of the mandatory basic safety training for all seafarers with designated safety duties. It deals with the precautions needed to minimise the risk of fires, how fires are caused and how to extinguish them. 

There is plenty of practical training, with a focus on using fire fighting equipment and breathing apparatus to extinguish various types and sizes of fires including casualty rescue in smoke filled enclosed spaces. Our multi-storey steel fire unit, fitted with simulated shipboard compartments, is used for live fire training. 

NOTE: Those undergoing fire fighting training are required to complete and sign a confidential medical declaration to make us aware of any health problems, disabilities or injuries we may need to consider while you’re attending this physically demanding course. It is therefore essential you feel healthy and are physically fit to undertake such training. 

Guidance for delegates who are or may be pregnant:

For safety reasons, we are unable to accept bookings for this course for anyone who is or thinks they may be, pregnant. This applies at any stage of the pregnancy.

What you'll learn

At the end of your training you should: 

  • understand and be able to minimise the risk of fire on board, 
  • know the on board equipment, procedures and personal safety requirements in fire situations, and  
  • be able to fight and extinguish fires. 

The course is also included in our STCW Basic Safety Training Week.

Course information

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Please contact our short course sales team if you require more information about this course.

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Admissions Team

Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday