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STCW Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher Training

Next Date: Thu, 7th Jun All Dates

Course Outline

An exciting mix of theory and practical scenarios with a major focus on “command and control”, this course is aimed at crew appointed to control fire-fighting operations and officers who wish to qualify for a Certificate of Competency.

We are running it every week of the year over 2 days and on average once a month the 1-day one - subject to minimum numbers.   

Content & Objectives

This course will include

  • Theory of combustion
  • Fire behaviour, fire prevention & classification of fire
  • Fire Fighting organisation
  • Incident command, control & communication techniques
  • Compartment fire fighting techniques
  • The containment of fire
  • Machinery space fire fighting
  • Fixed fire fighting systems
  • Classification of ship’s structure
  • Fire detection equipment and investigation
  • Legislation
  • Liaison with Fire & Rescue Services
  • Ship stability
  • Fighting and search and rescue scenarios
  • Major focus on “command and control”

Learning Mode

This course is a theory course at our training centre in Cowes.

Entry Requirements

You should be over 18 years of age and be in possession of an existing STCW Advanced Fire Fighting certificate to take advantage of the reduced price for the refresher training.

at least 6 months sea time on a merchant vessel

  • completed STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Section A-VI, 1-2 of the STCW code) or similar training acceptable to the MCA – please do get in touch if you have questions.
  • a good level of fitness


This course is included within the cost of our STCW Refresher training (under the Manila Amendments) however if you would like to book the stand-alone course of 1 day’s training, the cost for this course would be £215.00 inc VAT.


If you require accommodation during the course we are now able to offer our own exclusive on board accommodation whilst you are training with us.
MV Sea Trident is moored alongside our training establishment in Cowes.
Offered on a full board or B&B basis, cabins with either a shared communal washroom or a shared en-suite (subject to availability). Please check availability by calling us on 01983 294088 or email.

Course Enquiry Form

In order for us to be able to deal with your request as quickly and effectively as possible, please fill in as much information as you can in the form below.

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Requirements Checklist
  • 18+ Years of Age

    You must be at-least 18 to attend this course

  • 2 day Basic Fire Fighting and Prevention

    You must have already completed a 2 day Basic Fire Fighting and Prevention' course in order to attend this course.