2/C Firefighting Practicum

Course Description

Third component of training for Basic and Advanced Firefighting certification (Table A-VI-3). Instruction in fire protection systems, fire detection, main engine room fires and flammable liquids and gases. Practical training on site at the Barnstable training site. Prerequisite for Commercial Shipping.

This course consists of two hour lecture, and 8-hour practical.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:


  1. Shipboard fire suppression systems (CO2, Halon, Foam, and Sprinkler)
  2. Shipboard fire detection and alarm systems
  3. Engine space fires.

Other objectives

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