Basic Training (Blended)

  • Length3 Days

Note: Participants in this program, will be required to participate in rigorous physical activity which will include, but is not limited to, the following activities:

Jumping into pool from height of approximately one meter.

Swimming a distance of approximately 20 feet while wearing a PFD or immersion suit.

Staying afloat for approximately 1 minute without the use of a PFD or similar aid.

Deploying and entering a life raft and righting a capsized life raft while wearing a PFD or immersion suit.

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 fire fighting equipment such as heavy hoses.

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

Performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on a mannequin.

Course Description

This blended (Online and on  campus) course is designed to provide professional mariners with basic maritime personal survival techniques, personal social and safety responsibilities, first aid, and fire prevention and firefighting skills, which fulfills the 2010 Amendments to STCW Code, as amended.

The student who successfully completes this course will understand the use of firefighting equipment, SCBA, survival craft and other equipment normally carried aboard U.S. commercial vessels. They will also know how to react properly during maritime emergency situations and take appropriate measures to enhance his/her own survival, that of shipmates, and their vessel.

The online portion of this course will consist of two days (14 hours) of lecture on Basic Firefighting, Personal Survival Techniques, and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Students will complete the final three days (21 hours) completing First Aid & CPR lecture and exams, Firefighting practicals & exam, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities’ exam, and Personal Survival Techniques practicals & exam.

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

  • 46 CFR 11.302(a)(3),46 CFR 12.602(a)(3), 46 CFR 11.201(i)(1), 46 CFR 11.302(a)(2), 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), 46 CFR 13.301(c)(3), 46 CFR 13.401(d), 46 CFR 13.501(c)(3), 46 CFR 11.302(a)(4), 46 CFR 12.602(a)(4), 46 CFR 11.302(a)(1), 46 CFR 12.602(a)(1)

  • 46 CFR 11.205 (l) (4) Formerly 10.205(i)(4)

  • 46 CFR 11.202 (b) (1) .Formerly 10.202(b)(1)

  • 46 CFR 11.202(b)(2) Formerly 10.202 (b)(2)

  • 46 CFR 11.202(b)(3) Formerly 10.202 (b)(3)

  • 46 CFR 11.205(d) Formerly 10.205 (d)

  • 46 CFR 11.205(e)(l)(ii) Formerly 10.205 (e)(i)(ii)

  • 46 CFR 11.205(e)(2)(iii) Formerly 10.205 (e)(2)(iii)

  • 46 CFR 11.401(g)(1) Formerly 10.401 (g)(1)

  • 46 CFR 13.201(e)

  • 46 CFR 13.301(e)

  • 46 CFR 13.401(e)

  • 46 CFR 13.501(e)

Please note for the PST section (On Campus):  If the participant is unable to swim, tread water, or has a fear of water they will be dis-enrolled from the course until such time the participant can provide evidence of successfully completing swimming lessons.  MITAGS will accept the equivalent of the YMCA's adult beginner (level 1).  If the participant indicates at the beginning of or prior to the start of the BT-PST portion that they are unable to swim, tread water, or has a fear of water they will be refunded the price of the BT-PST portion.  Note: NO refund will be provided if the participant does not indicate to the staff prior to the pool session.

Prerequisites- Ability to tread water for 1-minute without assistance

Suggested Courses/Skills- See NVIC 08-14.


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