4/C Firefighting Practicum

Course Description

Provides minimum standard of competence in fire prevention and firefighting. Instruction and practical training in the use of fire extinguishers, hoses and self-contained breathing apparatus. Emphasis on the chemistry of a fire and emergency evacuation. A component of STCW Basic Training; first component of four year's training for Basic and Advanced Marine Firefighting certification (Table A-VI/3). Prerequisite for ST I.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:

Other Objectives

  1. Identify the fire triangle and types of ignition sources aboard ship.
  2. Identify flammable materials and fire hazards aboard a ship.
  3. Learn the proper response to fire and other emergency signals.
  4. Learn about the organization of fire and emergency response teams aboard vessels.
  5. Identify the location of emergency gear lockers, fire escape routes, and fire detection systems.
  6. Practice fire extinguishment using portable fire hoses and extinguishers.
  7. Practice the proper donning of fire fighting gear, including SCBA’s.
  8. Practice search and rescue drills in reduced visibility while wearing turn-out gear and SCBA’s.

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