Marine Fire Fighting

MAR004 – 24.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course provides practical training under real fire conditions at Brayton Fire Training Field with your emergency response leaders providing instruction. The custom designed curriculum is based on the needs of the client. The 8 to 40 hour curriculum could include basic, intermediate, or advanced level classroom lecture and/or field exercises. 


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • For field exercises, TEEX will provide participants PPE compliant to the Level 4 requirements in the ESTI Student Safety Manual.
  • Participants are required to participate in hands-on activities utilizing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and therefore must be clean shaven while attending class. Facial hair must not be present where the SCBA mask seal contacts the skin. Mustaches and normal sideburns are permitted.
  • For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve / long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts).

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

The student attendance requirements for this course is based upon the needs of the client and is communicated to the students during the class.

Physical Recommendation

Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Chemistry of fire
  • Fire behavior and classification
  • Fire detection systems
  • Fire hose and nozzles
  • Fire party organization
  • Fire prevention
  • Firefighting equipment
  • Firefighting in port
  • Fixed fire extinguishing systems
  • Foam Application
  • Inspection and servicing of firefighting equipment
  • Interior firefighting
  • Organization of a fire party
  • Portable extinguishers
  • Pre-fire planning
  • Protective clothing
  • Search and rescue
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
  • Size-up
  • Storage and handling of hazardous materials
  • Tactical components of shipboard firefighting
  • Training of a fire party
  • Use of fixed fire extinguishing systems
  • Use of water and its effect on stability

Suggested Audience

Maritime or offshore petroleum industry personnel.

Contact Information

John Burge

Program Director
Phone: (979) 500-6890 | (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]