1737 | Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher










Any applicant who successfully completes the Advance Fire Fighter 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 Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher 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 Watch keeping 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:

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

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

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.

Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire

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




Course Number: 1737
Course Length: 16 hours
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 18
Price: $500.00
Please bring Picture ID on first day of class

05/18/2021 – 05/19/2021
06/01/2021 – 06/02/2021
06/22/2021 – 06/23/2021
06/29/2021 – 06/30/2021
07/13/2021 – 07/14/2021
07/20/2021 – 07/21/2021
07/27/2021 – 07/28/2021
08/03/2021 – 08/04/2021
08/24/2021 – 08/25/2021
08/31/2021 – 09/01/2021
09/07/2021 – 09/08/2021
09/28/2021 – 09/29/2021
10/05/2021 – 10/06/2021
10/19/2021 – 10/20/2021
10/26/2021 – 10/27/2021
11/02/2021 – 11/03/2021
11/09/2021 – 11/10/2021
11/30/2021 – 12/01/2021
12/07/2021 – 12/08/2021