STCW Safety Courses

Combined Basic and Advanced Firefighting (Blended)

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The Combined Marine Firefighting course emphasizes hands-on training to provide you with the skills necessarry to effectively lead an emergency response team aboard a merchant vesel or offshore facility.


This course is designed to train seafarers in minimizing risk, maintaining state of readiness, and extinguishing shipboard fires. It combines both classroom and practical fire-field exercises in full turnout gear with live burns. Successfully completion of this course will satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per STCW Code Section A-VI/1;
  2. Advanced Fire Fighting per STCW Code Section A-VI/3;
  3. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11.302(a)(2) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(2);
  4. Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11.201(h)(2) and 46 CFR l 1.201(h)(3);
  5. Advanced Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 1 l .303(a); and
  6. Firefighting 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, Bulk Carrier Ships, Oil Tankers, Chemical Carrier, and Gas Carrier

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

Firefighting in Machinery Space: Structural Fire Protection Arrangements, Common causes of fire and prevention, Machinery space Fire Fighting arrangement, Automatic fire monitoring systems, Fighting Fire in machinery space, Total Flooding Gas Systems.

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  • 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.