STCW Safety Courses

Basic Fire Fighting (Blended)

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This course is designed to train seafarers in minimizing risk, maintaining state of readiness, and extingushing shipboard fires.


This course is designed to teach participants the importance of fire prevention, the proper actions to take upon discovering a fire, and how to protect themselves with existing firefighting equipment within their work area. Successful completion of this course will satisfy:

  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per STCW Code Section A-VVl;
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per 46 CPR 11.302(a)(2) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(2);
  • Basic Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11.201 (h)(2) [Basic only] and 46 CFR 11.201 (h)(3 ); and
  • The Fire Fighting requirements for a national tankerman endorsement in 46 CFR 13.201(c)(3), 13.301(c)(3); 13.401(d) and 13.501(c)(3).

Course Topics:

Fire Prevention and Safety: Controlling Fire, Fire Fighting Organization, Fire Safety Arrangements, Fire Detection System and Alarms, Fire Extinguishing Appliances, Fixed fire Extinguishing System, Fire Fighting Procedures

Firefighting on Deck: Non cargo space fire on Deck, Fire in Container/RO-RO Ships, Fire in Bulk Carrier Ships, Fire in Oil Tankers, Fire in Chemical Carrier

Firefighting in Accommodation: Structural Fire Protection Regulations, Common Causes of Fire and Its Prevention, Accommodation Fire Fighting Arrangement

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The Benefits of ECM’s Online Courses:

  • Flexible course enrollment
  • Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
  • Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
  • USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion and proctored exam at an ECMTS approved site.

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.