NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Inspect and service fire detection and fire- extinguishing systems and equipment

AFF-X3.1 Fire-detection systems; fixed fire- extinguishing systems; portable and mobile fire extinguishing equipment, including appliances, pumps and rescue, salvage, life-support, personal protective and communication equipment

Condition Behavior Standard

In an approved or accepted course, in simulated shipboard conditions, equipped with the following:

  1. fire detection system;
  2. a CO2 flooding system;
  3. a fixed fire extinguishing system;
  4. mobile and portable fire extinguishers;
  5. a fire alarm system;
  6. a fire-main system including hydrants, hoses, and nozzles;
  7. a fire pump;
  8. a submersible or de- watering pump;
  9. a fire-fighter’s outfit;
  10. a breathing apparatus;
  11. a portable two-way radio, and given a precautionary safety warning on the dangers of, and safeguards to prevent, accidental activation of extinguishing systems and deactivation of fire detection and fire extinguishing systems,

when asked to simulate the inspection and service of each system, the candidate demonstrates and describes the proper inspection and service requirements of each system or piece of equipment without actually activating, de- activating, or disabling any system or item of equipment.

Note 1

The assessment corresponds to a revalidation component that must be demonstrated in Coast Guard approved training ashore in order for mariners with 1 year of service in the previous 5 years to renew competency in Advanced Firefighting.

  1. The candidate’s descriptions and demonstrations of inspection and service requirements are complete and correct, in accordance with applicable manufacturers’ instructions, standard operating procedures, fire and emergency plans, safety procedures, and good practice; and
  2. No safety violations are observed, and no system is activated, de-activated, or otherwise disabled as a result of the demonstration.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 09-14 Task 3.1.A , MMA students must:

  • Pass MMA Course FF‑0106 2/C Firefighting Practicum