The Advanced Marine Firefighting course emphasizes hands-on training to provide you with the skills necessary to effectively lead an emergency response team aboard a merchant vessel or offshore facility. Supplementing the hands-on training are classroom sessions utilizing discussion, demonstrations, case histories, and visual presentations.
You will be assigned to various positions on emergency response teams and will be asked to respond to different live fire situations as an organized unit. As part of an attack team and scene leader, you will assess the situation, decide on a course of action, and implement chosen tactics to successfully control the incident.
You will be provided with the knowledge and skills required to conduct a rapid, precise size-up of a fire, to determine the correct course of action (strategy), and to direct an appropriate tactical response with the resources at hand.
The course exceeds International Maritime Organization (IMO), Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), and U.S. Coast Guard advanced firefighting training requirements.
This course satisfies the competency requirements of Table A-VI/3 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, and NVIC 09-14, for Advanced Fire Fighting and will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(h), and 11.303(a). Applicants are not required to present completed record of assessment sheets when applying for the STCW endorsement.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.
TopicsCase histories +Firefighting in port +Inspection and servicing of firefighting equipment +Organization of a fire party +Pre-fire planning +Size-up +Storage and handling of hazardous materials +Tactical components of shipboard firefighting +Training of a fire party +Use of fixed fire extinguishing systems +Portable extinguisher review+Fire hose and nozzle review+SCBA review+Interior Firefighting review+Use of water and its effects on stability
Any maritime or offshore petroleum industry personnel who may be required to perform in a leadership role in response to a fire aboard a ship or at their facility.
Continuing Education & Professional Credits
Tuition must be paid prior to or on the first day of class unless other arrangements have been made.
- course materials
- protective clothing
Tuition does not include
Course dates and fees are subject to change without notice.
Please click on "details" above for individual class pricing.
Classes are conducted in Building #71
Brayton Fire Training Field
1595 Nuclear Science Road
College Station, Texas
The Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau maintains a list of local hotels.
- Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Registration by phone
To register by phone contact the Marine Firefighting Program at (979) 845-1152 or by fax at (979) 845-3831.