MITAGS is very pleased to announce that through the hard work of our Seattle campus, we were recently awarded a grant from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The grant proposal was designed to fortify the commercial fishing fleet in the U.S. Pacific Northwest with best-in-class marine firefighting and first aid training.

“Funding for such important safety training programs is limited in the commercial fishing fleet. We are grateful to be able to use this grant to support a segment of our local maritime community that might not otherwise receive these opportunities,” says Emily Hopkins, Director, MITAGS West.

The courses and instructors are Coast Guard approved and are offered at the MITAGS West campus in Seattle, Washington free of charge, on a first come, first served basis to qualifying members of commercial fishing crews with proof of employment.

This is a great opportunity for anyone in the commercial fishing industry who looks to test for their UFIV Mate.

Course Descriptions

Basic Training

Medical Person in Charge

Advanced Firefighting

Find Seattle course dates at With questions and to register, email [email protected].