Basic Firefighting (Blended)

  • Length2 Days

Note: Participants in this course will be required to participate in rigorous physical activities (“Activities”), including, but not limited to, the following:

Conducting search & rescue of simulated personnel casualties weighing approximately 150 pounds from an enclosed space-smoke/fire environment while wearing breathing apparatus and protective clothing.

Extinguishing fires with and without the aid of breathing apparatus. This will include moving quickly and climbing up and down ladders while holding firefighting equipment such as heavy hoses.

Bending, stooping, lifting, and turning real or simulated patients.

Performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on a mannequin.

Course Description

In this blended (Online and on campus) course is designed to train seafarers in minimizing risk, maintaining state of readiness, and extinguishing shipboard fires. It combines both classroom and practical fire-field exercises in full turnout gear with live burns. This course is also part of the Basic Safety Training course. This module is one of the four elements (fire-fighting, personal survival, personal and social responsibility) necessary for STCW 2010 Basic Training (BT). BT is required for all mariners with safety or emergency duties sailing on vessels 200 GRT tons or greater on near coastal or ocean voyages.

The online portion of this course will consist of one day (8 hours) of interactive lecture, discussion. Students will complete the final 8 hours on campus completing practicals, review, and exam.

This course satisfies the following STCW 2010 and CFR training requirements:

  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per STCW Code Section A-VI/1; Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11.302(a)(2) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(2); Basic Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11.201(h)(2) [Basic only] and 46 CFR 11.201(h)(3); AND The firefighting requirements for a national tankerman endorsement in 46 CFR 13.201(c)(3), 13.301(c)(3); 13.401(d); and 13.501(c)(3).
  • NVIC 08-14 Tasks: 2.1.A, 2.2.A, 2.3.A, 2.4.A, 2.5.A, 2.5.B, 2.5.C, 2.6.A, 2.7.A, 2.8.A, 2.8.B, 2.8.C, 2.9.A, 2.9.B, 3.1.A, 3.2.A, 3.2.B, 3.3.A, 3.4.A, 3.4.B, 3.5.A, 3.6.A, 3.7.A, 3.8.A, 3.8.B, 3.8.C, and 3.8.D.
  • NVIC 12-14 Task 19.2.A
  • 46 CFR 12.602(a)(2)
  • 46 CFR 11.201(h)(2)[Basic Only]
  • 46 CFR 11.201(h)(3)
  • 46 CFR 13.201(c)(3), 13.301(c)(3), 13.401(d), or 13.501(c)(3) for any tankerman endorsement

Prerequisites- There are no entry requirements other than general good health and the physical ability to safely carry out rigorous activities during “live” fire fighting exercises. Fire-field safety rules require all students to be clean shaven in order to ensure a proper seal with the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Each student will be required to complete a screening questionnaire prior to training.

Suggested Courses/Skills- None.

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