MED Domestic Vessel Safety

MED Domestic Vessel Safety

MARI 0186

This course complies with the requirements of the Marine Personnel Regulations on minimum training in personal survival techniques and fire fighting for Canadian seafarers sailing on board passenger vessels, workboats, or fishing vessels engaged on a voyage in Canadian waters. It also replaces the old MED A1 and MED A2 courses. Prerequisites: Min. 15 years of age, Medical Fitness Report



Course Hours



Participants taking this course must be physically fit. A valid marine medical (pilot or diver's medicals are also accepted) or medical fitness report is mandatory and must be submitted prior to the the start of the course. Download the medical fitness form. Trainees arriving without a valid medical will be refused entry and will be charged the full course fee.

Training in marine firefighting and in the use of lifeboats and life rafts requires participants to engage in moderately strenuous physical activity. Training activities include fighting fires while wearing heavy fire protective clothing and a breathing apparatus, working in areas with little or no visibility, righting an inverted life raft, treading water and swimming in water up to 10 feet in depth.

Please note: You will receive a confirmation email approximately one week prior to the course starting.  This will indicate course start time, room number, and other important information about the course.

Clothing to bring to Marine Emergency Duties (MED) training:

  • swimsuit or shorts and a towel for pool exercises
  • outside winter clothing for fire or lifeboat exercises (hat, gloves, etc.)
  • clothing suitable for dirty environments coveralls/work clothes/gloves for firefighting exercises
  • heavy socks
  • steel-toed boots

The college provides full protective firefighting clothing, coveralls and boots. Georgian College provides all standard sizes of immersion suits; candidates with special needs are required to bring their own immersion suits.

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