This five-day STCW Basic Training course is comprised of four U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)-approved courses: Personal Survival Techniques, First Aid & CPR, Personal Safety and Social Responsibility, and Basic Marine Firefighting.
This training is required of seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity onboard ship, on the business of that ship as part of the ship's complement with designated safety, or on pollution prevention duties in the operation of the ship.
The course is designed to meet or exceed the mandatory minimum requirements as set forth in Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) code, Chapter VI, Section A-VI/1, Tables A-VI/1-1, A-VI/11-3 and A-VI/1-4 respectively.
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).
U.S. Coast Guard Requirement
All participants attending a U.S. Coast Guard approved course are required to provide a photo ID on the first day of class. This could include a driver’s license, MMD, Passport, Armed Forces ID, etc.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.
Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.
TopicsCompliance with all emergency procedures+Effective human relationships on board ship+Immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency+Interior firefighting+Orders to be understood in relation to shipboard duties+Portable extinguishers+Precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment+Safe working practices+Search and rescue+Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus+Chemistry of fire+Fire behavior and classification+Protective clothing+Firefighting equipment+Fire hose and nozzles+Foam application+Fixed fire extinguishing systems+Fire party organization+Fire detection systems+Fire prevention+Emergency situations+Life-saving appliances and equipment+Survival craft equipment+Value of training and drills+Survival craft stations+Abandoning ship+In-water actions+Actions while aboard the survival craft+Main dangers to survivors+Initial ABC's of CPR+First Aid CARE procedures and victim assessment
Maritime and offshore petroleum industry personnel
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsU.S. Coast Guard
Class Location and Travel Information
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.
If you have trouble registering through the online registration system, contact the Marine Firefighting Program at (979) 845-1152 or Cynthia.Ford@teex.tamu.edu.