1737 | Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher

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Any applicant who successfully completes the Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher (MIDATL-697) course will satisfy the Advanced Fire Fighting training requirements of Section A-VI/3 and Table A-VI/3 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010 and 46 CFR 11.201(h)(1), and 11.303(e).

The objective of this course is to meet the requirements of Advanced Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(h)(1), and 11.303(e) while providing our personnel and the required firefighting training at an easily accessible and convenient location. This syllabus covers the requirements of the Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping as amended Chapter VI, Section A-VI/3 and Table A-VI/3. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in advanced fire fighting, a trainee will be competent to:

Competence:
Control fire-fighting operations aboard ships

Knowledge, understanding and proficiency:

  • Fire-fighting procedures at sea and in port, with particular emphasis on organization, tactics and command
  • Use of water for fire-extinguishing, the effect on ship stability, precautions and corrective procedures
  • Communication and co-ordination during fire-fighting operations
  • Ventilation control, including smoke extraction
  • Control of fuel and electrical systems
  • Fire-fighting process hazards (dry distillation, chemical reactions, boiler uptake fires, etc.)
  • Fire fighting involving dangerous goods
  • Fire precautions and hazards associated with the storage and handling of materials (paints, etc.)
  • Management and control of injured persons
  • Procedures for coordination with shore-based fire fighters

Competence:
Organize and train fire parties

Knowledge, understanding and proficiency:

  • Preparation of contingency plans
  • Composition and allocation of personnel to fire parties
  • Strategies and tactics for control of fires in various parts of the ship

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

Knowledge, understanding and proficiency:
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
Requirements for statutory and classification surveys.

Competence:
Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire

Knowledge, understanding and proficiency:
Assessment of cause of incidents involving fire

2019 Course Dates:
08/26/2019 – 08/27/2019
09/16/2019 – 09/17/2019
09/30/2019 – 10/01/2019
10/15/2019 – 10/16/2019
11/04/2019 – 11/05/2019
11/18/2019 – 11/19/2019
12/02/2019 – 12/03/2019
12/16/2019 – 12/17/2019

2020 Course Dates:
01/06/2020 – 01/07/2020
01/13/2020 – 01/14/2020
01/27/2020 – 01/28/2020
02/03/2020 – 02/04/2020
02/18/2020 – 02/19/2020
03/02/2020 – 03/03/2020
03/16/2020 – 03/17/2020
04/06/2020 – 04/07/2020
04/13/2020 – 04/14/2020
04/27/2020 – 04/28/2020
05/11/2020 – 05/12/2020
05/18/2020 – 05/19/2020
06/08/2020 – 06/09/2020
06/22/2020 – 06/23/2020
06/29/2020 – 06/30/2020
07/06/2020 – 07/07/2020
07/27/2020 – 07/28/2020
08/03/2020 – 08/04/2020
|08/17/2020 – 08/18/2020
08/31/2020 – 09/01/2020
09/21/2020 – 09/22/2020
09/28/2020 – 09/29/2020
10/05/2020 – 10/06/2020
10/19/2020 – 10/20/2020
11/02/2020 – 11/03/2020
11/09/2020 – 11/10/2020
11/30/2020 – 12/01/2020
12/14/2020 – 12/15/2020

Class Starts at:   8:00 a.m.

Check-in Time Starts at:   7:00 a.m.

Required Course Tools:
1. No tools required for this course