Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher

  • Length2 Days

Course Description

The two-day (16-hour) advanced firefighting refresher and revalidation course, also called an AFF Refresher course, is intended to provide refresher training for personnel who will command firefighting efforts on board the vessel. The course is designed to fulfill the training requirements of the 2010 Amendments to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Code, as outlined in CG-CVC Policy Letter No. 12-07.


What You Will Learn

A successful trainee will demonstrate knowledge and skill in command and control procedures related to the management of shipboard firefighting through the following:

  • Pre-fire planning
  • Organization
  • Tactics
  • Crew training

Due to the above goals, our AFF refresher course focuses on exercises that expand your skill set and confidence in these areas.

What You Should Bring

Attendees at the MITAGS campus should bring work clothes as the STCW advanced firefighting refresher class will attempt to visit a ship in the port of Baltimore for practical exercises.

Learn more about our advanced firefighting refresher course in Maryland by viewing our available sessions.

Advanced Firefighting Refresher Class Requirements

The requirements for our advanced firefighting refresher class include the successful completion of an advanced firefighting course that the United States Coast Guard (USCG) approves. Our class will provide you with the necessary experience and knowledge to submit an application for renewal with the USCG.

To renew your STCW advanced firefighting license with the USCG, you will need to provide proof of the following:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Medical certificate
  • Merchant Marine Licensing and Documentation (MMLD)

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may supplement the requirement with a valid Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC).

Where to Take an Advanced Firefighting Refresher or Revalidation Class

At MITAGS-PMI, we provide our advanced firefighting refresher or revalidation class at our state-of-the-art campus in Baltimore, Maryland. The facility is within driving distance to the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), as it is less than five miles away and accessible via public transportation. We also maintain a three-star hotel for your comfort and convenience.

How to Register for an Advanced Firefighting Refresher Course in Maryland

Reserve your spot in our advanced firefighting refresher course in Maryland by selecting a suitable session and adding it to your cart. After creating an account, you will provide payment and will be ready to make further plans to attend our STCW advanced firefighting refresher class. If you have questions, however, contact our knowledgeable team.


If you’re a mariner with a certification in Advanced Firefighting, you are qualified to take this course. It’s important for you and all members of the crew to be as safe as possible aboard your vessel. This is why, even if you’ve been certified before, it’s important to build your confidence and make sure you understand the necessary procedures.

Other prerequisites include STCW qualifications and USCG entry-level or higher documents. If you had an Advanced Firefighting certification in the past and need to have it renewed, you can take this course.

Where to Take an Advanced Firefighting Refresher or Revalidation Class

We offer courses at two campus locations, including Baltimore, Maryland, and Seattle, Washington. This means that whether you’re on the East Coast or the West Coast, you have access to our Advanced Firefighting Refresher or Revalidation Class. With easy access to airports and public transportation, you can travel as needed and navigate the area as you take the course.

If you need comfortable lodgings while you’re in Baltimore or Seattle, we provide multiple options. At our East Coast campus, we maintain an on-site three-star hotel for your comfort and convenience. If you’re in the Seattle area, we have partnerships with nearby lodging options so that you can get reasonable accommodations.

How to Register for an Advanced Firefighting Refresher

Registering for one of our sessions is simple. We host multiple courses throughout the year in both Baltimore and Seattle, which we have available on our website. All you need to do is make an account with us and select the session that works best for you.

After you add a session to your cart, you will provide payment for the class and make plans for attendance. Feel free to contact our knowledgeable team with questions.

Why You Need an Advanced Firefighting Refresher

Firefighting is a valuable skill to have aboard any commercial vessel. Even if you are well-trained in advanced firefighting techniques, it’s crucial to continue learning and honing your skills so you can provide the best possible protection to your ship and the other individuals on board.

If you need to renew your advanced firefighting endorsement, this course will provide you with the planning skills and knowledge you need to boost your confidence and understanding of how to handle emergency situations. Select a session that works for you today to expand your firefighting skills!


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Available Dates - BALTIMORE

  • CourseAdvanced Fire Fighting Refresher
  • DateOct 03 2024 to Oct 04 2024
  • Price$715
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Available Dates - SEATTLE

  • CourseAdvanced Fire Fighting Refresher
  • DateDec 05 2024 to Dec 06 2024
  • Price$715
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