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STCW Advanced Fire Fighting

There are no scheduled upcoming dates for this course.

If you would like to be alerted as to when the next course date is, or would like to set up a custom date for this course, please get in touch using the Course Enquiry Form below.

Course Outline

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

Content & Objectives

This course will include

  • Theory of combustion
  • Fire behaviour, fire prevention & classification of fire
  • Control & extinction of fires
  • Fire Fighting organisation
  • Incident command, control & communication techniques
  • Confined space rescue
  • 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
  • Search & rescue techniques
  • Use & control of breathing apparatus
  • Major incident involving multi-compartment fires
  • Fighting and search and rescue scenarios
  • Major focus on “command and control”

Learning Mode

This course combines theory with practical exercises at our training centre in Cowes.

Please note that we run this course subject to minimum numbers. 

Entry Requirements

You should be over 18 years of age and have

  • 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.
  • Learners must be physically fit as the practical aspects of the training and the physically demanding nature of some of the exercises involving live fires and the use of breathing apparatus. Learners will be required to complete and sign a confidential medical declaration informing us of any health problems that we would have to take into account. We reserve the right to carry out a risk assessment where an individual provides us with doubt of fitness to participate.


The cost for this course is £755.00 inc VAT.


We can advise regarding accommodation options in the area

Course Enquiry Form

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Requirements Checklist
  • 18+ Years of Age

    You must be at-least 18 to attend this course

  • Basic STCW Fire Prevention and Firefighting
  • Your Identification Card

    You must bring an official form of identification, such as your Passport, Discharge Book , Driving Licence or National ID.