Advanced Fire Fighting

Fighting fires effectively requires the best possible training and experience to ensure that all relevant risks are identified, precautions taken and the most appropriate actions applied to prevent spread and extinguish a fire.


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Course Overview

This course is designed to provide personnel designated as fire team members/ advanced firefighter with thorough knowledge and skills for undertaking control of firefighting operations with emphasis on organization, tactics and command.

Learning Objectives


Learners will be able to implement and understand the main concepts of fire, security and safety management


Learners will be able to identify the effectiveness and limitations of various controls.


Learners will Gain a mastery on risk management and how it can be applied to fire and safety management


Learners will be able to understand the hierchacy of control,

Course Outline

Day One
  • Fire Theory
  • Strategic and Tactical Procedures
  • Leadership and Discipline
  • Human behavior 
  • under Stress
  • Breathing Apparatus Procedures
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Extinguishing Methods in Different Facilities
  • Fires in Pressurized Liquids and Gases
  • Gases and Hazardous Atmospheres
  • Hazardous Substances
    Special Risk Areas

Who Should Attend?

The Advanced Fire Fighting course is designed for individuals who are responsible for fire prevention and fire fighting on board ships or in industrial settings. Eligible participants typically include:

  • Maritime Professionals: Officers and crew members who are part of the fire-fighting team on board ships, such as Chief Mates, Masters, and other senior officers.
  • Industrial Fire Fighters: Personnel involved in fire safety and emergency response in industrial environments.
  • Basic Fire Fighting Certificate Holders: Individuals who have already completed a basic fire fighting course and hold a valid Basic Safety Training (BST) certificate.
  • Relevant Experience: Those with relevant experience in fire fighting operations, maritime safety, or emergency response roles.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 To enroll in the Advanced Fire Fighting course, participants typically need to have completed basic fire fighting training. Additionally, they should possess a valid Basic Safety Training (BST) certificate and have relevant experience in fire fighting operations or maritime safety. Specific requirements may vary by training institution, so it’s best to check with the provider.

The Advanced Fire Fighting course covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Fire prevention and fire-fighting theory
  • Advanced techniques for controlling and extinguishing fires
  • Use of fire-fighting equipment and systems
  • Fire safety management and emergency response planning
  • Search and rescue procedures
  • Leadership and team coordination in fire emergencies
  • Practical fire-fighting drills and simulations

The duration of the Advanced Fire Fighting course can vary depending on the training institution and specific curriculum, but it generally lasts between 4 to 5 days. The course includes both theoretical classroom instruction and practical hands-on training.

Yes, the Advanced Fire Fighting course typically includes both theoretical and practical assessments. Participants must demonstrate their knowledge and skills in various fire-fighting scenarios and complete written exams. Upon successful completion of the course and assessments, participants receive a certificate that complies with international maritime standards, such as the STCW (Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers).

Completing the Advanced Fire Fighting course enhances your qualifications and competence in handling fire emergencies, making you a valuable asset in maritime and industrial sectors. This certification is often required for advanced roles in shipboard safety, offshore installations, and fire-fighting teams. It can lead to career advancement opportunities, increased responsibilities, and potentially higher salaries in roles such as Chief Mate, Safety Officer, or Fire Fighting Instructor.

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