1/C Advanced Firefighting

Course Description

Final component of training for Basic and Advanced Marine Firefighting certification (Table A-VI-3). Instruction in shipboard firefighting tactical hazards, fire party drills and organization and hazardous materials. Advanced practical training in the shipboard fire simulator at the Barnstable training site.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:

Other Objectives

  1. Students will gain an advanced knowledge of tactical hazards and techniques.
  2. Understand the importance of drills, training and pre-planning of fire attacks.
  3. Understand the basics of hazardous materials aboard ship.
  4. Demonstrates proficiency in all aspects of testing, donning, doffing, and changing bottles of an SCBA.
  5. Demonstrates the ability to work in a confined space, in black-out, while wearing an SCBA.
  6. Demonstrates the ability to conduct search and rescue in an enclosed space.
  7. Demonstrates the ability to command a hose line and act as team leader, while maneuvering hose lines throughout interior spaces.
  8. Demonstrates the proper way to ventilate using fog.

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