Fire Prevention and Firefighting

This course will give seafarers’ the necessary teaching and training in fire prevention and firefighting that attains the required knowledge, understanding and proficiency laid out in the STCW code.

  • STCW
  • Block delivery
  • 1 Days
  • Start TBD

About this course

During the 2.5 day course you will learn how to minimise the risk of fire onboard through, knowledge of the onboard equipment, procedures and personal safety requirements in fire situations and be able to extinguish fires.


Theory of Fire, including
  • Dangers of Fire onboard a vessel.
  • Causes of ignition.
  • Good housekeeping practices.
  • Conditions required for a fire.
  • Methods used to extinguish a fire.
  • How fire spreads and how to prevent it.
  • Classification of fires and how to extinguish.
Practical session will include:
  • Initial actions to take upon discovering a fire
  • Correctly use portable fire extinguishers on appropriate fire types.
  • Correctly and safely use a fire blanket including its use for PPE
  • Correctly use hoses, nozzles and hose equipment.
  • Cold smoke wear in full PPE and SCBA
  • Hot live fire wear in full PPE and SCBA
  • Casualty rescue techniques
  • Evacuation techniques in reduced visibility
To book this course please contact us directly here.
Fire Prevention and Firefighting (Refresher Training)



Delegates will be required to complete a short exam and complete the practical exercises in order to be issued with an MCA approved STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting; Regulation VI/1, paragraph 1 and section A-VI/1, paragraph 2.1.2 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended.


  • You must be at least 16 years of age in order to be eligible for this course.
  • This course will be physically demanding and therefore you will be required to complete a fitness declaration.
  • You will also be required to wear Self Contained Breathing Apparatus which weighs 18kg.

Special Requirements

Boiler suits & boots will be provided, but we recommend that you wear appropriate clothing underneath which will not suffer from the taint of smoke, thick socks are also advisable.  PPE will be provided. If you wear glasses you will need to remove these, therefore contact lenses are advisable. Please remove all jewellery.  Lockers for personal effects are provided and showers are available if needed, but you will be required to bring your own towel.


For more information on course prices please refer to the MSA Gibraltar website via the below button:
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The University cannot guarantee places on this course which may be limited due to class size and in order to ensure quality of teaching. The course will be delivered subject to minimum numbers being met.


Please read our Terms & Conditions. Our Code of Practice on Recruitment, Selection and Admission can be found here.
Please enquire for further information on course dates.