MCA Approved
Seafish Authority Approved
SQA Approved
RYA Approved
UKCS Approved
Edexcel Approved

STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Next Date: Mon, 27th Nov All Dates

This course is held weekly as part of our 40 hour Basic Safety Training Week.  

If you would like to book this course as a stand-alone module please note that the duration of the course is 18 hours over 2½ days.  For more details please call the office on 01983 294088 or use our email contact form.

Course Outline

On completion of this training, you will have learnt the ways in which fires are caused and the precautions to be taken to minimise the risk of fire on ships. You will also be able to

  • Maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fires
  • Fight and extinguish fires using fire fighting apparatus and appliances provided on board
  • Act as a member of a fire party, including use of self-contained breathing apparatus

Content & Objectives

This course will cover topics including

  • Minimising the risk of fire
  • Maintaining a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fire
  • Fighting and extinguishing a fire
  • Shipboard fire-fighting organisation
  • Location of fire-fighting appliances and emergency escape routes
  • The elements of fire and explosion (the fire triangle)
  • Types and sources of ignition
  • Flammable material, fire hazards and spread of fire
  • Fire and smoke detection and automatic alarm systems
  • Classification of fire and applicable extinguishing agents

Learning Mode

This course is taught at the Red Ensign training facility in Cowes both in the classroom and using our onsite firefighting facilities.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course however you should be over 18 years of age and since there are practical firefighting exercises you will require a degree of fitness.


Accommodation is provided onboard the M/V Sea Trident, moored alongside Red Ensign Training in West Cowes. Offered on a B&B or full board basis,  cabins with either shared communal washroom or a shared en-suite (subject to availability). Please check availability by calling us on 01983 294088 or email.


This course is included within the cost of our Basic Safety Training Week however if you would like to book the stand-alone course we run it over 2 very intense training days and the cost is £470.00 inc VAT.

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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2 1/2 days
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Requirements Checklist
  • 18+ Years of Age

    You must be at-least 18 to attend this course