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About this course

Under the STCW 2010 requirements for training and certification, holders of an advanced fire fighting certificate require updated proficiency training in advanced fire fighting every five years. 

Please note: this course does not remove the obligation for holders to update their fire prevention and fire fighting certificate every five years. 

For further information on updated training, download MSN 1865, and see also MIN 535

What you'll learn

This one-day classroom-based course involves group work. The content focuses on controlling fire fighting operations on board ship, organising and training fire parties, inspecting and servicing fire detection and extinguishing systems and equipment, fixed systems and fire investigations. 


  • Seafarers holding an STCW Advanced Fire Fighting certificate.
  • Advanced Fire Fighting (4-day) training undertaken prior to 31 January 2002.

Please see our Covid-19 statement and guidance for those attending maritime training and certification courses and exams at Warsash Maritime School and Solent University.

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Course availability

Please contact admissions for course availability and to
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Contact us

Please contact the admissions 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