STCW Advanced Firefighting

STCW Advanced Firefighting

MARI 0185

This course is another requirement for seafarers under the STCW (Standards of Training, Certification of Watchkeepers) convention of the International Maritime Organization. This course is intended for officers and crew designated to control firefighting operations on large domestic vessels. Advanced firefighting tactics and leadership skills are developed through live firefighting exercises, lectures and hands-on demonstrations by experienced ship’s officers and fire fighters. At course completion, seafarers will have an understanding of: the conduct of firefighting training for crew members; Emergency Response Team leadership; management and control of injured persons; incident recording; crowd management and search and rescue techniques. Prerequisites: Minimum 16 years of age, STCW Basic Safety or equivalent, Marine 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. The marine medical report form must be submitted prior to the start of the course in order to register. Trainees arriving without a valid medical will be refused entry and will be charged the full course fee.

Training in marine firefighting requires participants to engage in moderately strenuous physical activity. Training activities include fighting fires while wearing heavy fire protective clothing and a breathing aparatus, working in areas with little or no visibility.

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 MED training:

  • outside winter clothing for fire (including a hat and gloves)
  • clothing suitable for dirty environments (coveralls or workclothes) for firefighting exercises
  • heavy socks
  • steel-toed boots

The college provides full protective firefighting clothing, coveralls and boots.

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