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STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

1. Aims
This model course aims to provide the training for candidates in fire prevention and fighting in accordance with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code.

2. Objective
This syllabus covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Convention Chapter VI, section AVI/ paragraph 2 and Table A-VI/1-2. On meeting the minimum
standard of competence in fire prevention and firefighting, a trainee will be competent to take appropriate measures for the safety of personnel and of the
ship and to use fire appliances correctly. The trainee will also have a knowledge of fire prevention.
The trainee will be able to demonstrate the following:
1. Use various types of portable fire extinguishers
2. Use self-contained breathing apparatus
3. Extinguish smaller fires, e.g. electrical fires, oil fires, propane fires
4. Extinguish extensive fires with water, using jet and spray nozzles
5. Extinguish fires with foam, powder or any other suitable chemical agent
6. Enter and pass through, with lifeline but without breathing apparatus, a compartment into which high-expansion foam has been injected
7. Fight fire in smoke-filled enclosed spaces wearing self-contained breathing apparatus
8. Extinguish fire with water fog or any other suitable fire-fighting agent in an accommodation room or simulated engine-room with fire and heavy smoke
9. Extinguish oil fire with fog applicator and spray nozzles, dry chemical powder or foam applicators
10. Effect a rescue in a smoke-filled space wearing breathing apparatus
11. Fire-fighting equipment and its location on board:
 fixed installations
 firefighters ‘ outfits
 personal equipment
 fire-fighting appliances and equipment
 fire-fighting methods
 fire-fighting agents
 fire-fighting procedures
 use of breathing apparatus for fighting fires and effecting rescues

3. Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency
The trainee will be able to understand the following:
1. Shipboard fire-fighting organization
2. Location of fire-fighting appliances and emergency escape routes
3. The elements of fire and explosion (the fire triangle)
4. Types and sources of ignition
5. Flammable materials, fire hazards and spread of fire
6. The need for constant vigilance
7. Actions to be taken on board ship
8. Fire and smoke detection and automatic alarm systems
9. Classification of fire and applicable extinguishing agents
10. initial actions on becoming aware of an emergency conform with accepted practices and procedures
11. Action taken on identifying muster signals is appropriate to the indicated emergency and complies with established procedures

4. Entry Standards
This course is open to all seafarers who are to serve on board a sea-going merchant ship.
There are no particular educational requirements.

5. Course Certificate
On successful completion of the course and demonstration of competence, a document may be issued certifying that the holder has met the standard of
competence specified in table A-VI/1-1 of STCW Code with validity for 5 years.

6. Course Intake Limitations
Student intake per class not to exceed 16.
Student / lecturer ratio not exceed 1:16 for theory and 1:6 for practical.

7. Staff Requirements
The instructor shall have appropriate training in instructional techniques and training methods (STCW Code, Section A-I/6, para 7).

8. Duration and Timing
2 Day(s)

9. Venue
Theoretical sessions will be performed in QISC’s air conditioned classrooms.
Practical training sessions will be performed in QISC’s state of the art firefighting facility.

10. For more information
Please contact us direct for availability & costs:
Email: training@madinagulf.com
Tel: +974 4450 1223
Fax: +974 4450 1220
www.qisc.net / www.madinagulf.com

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