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Advanced Fire Fighting (STCW)

About this course

  This course is part of the training for deck and engineering officers who wish to qualify for a Certificate of Competency and crew who are designated to control fire fighting operations.

It covers fire fighting procedures at sea and in port with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics and effective command including liaison with shore-based firefighters. It also covers topics such as ventilation control, hazards involving dangerous goods and the effects of fire fighting water on ship stability.

A variety of practical exercises involving fighting fires of different types and intensity are included. Students are assessed on their ability to successfully control fire fighting operations.

NOTE: Delegates undergoing fire fighting training will be required to complete and sign a confidential medical declaration to make us aware of any health problems, disabilities or injuries that we may need to take into account whilst attending this physically demanding course.  It is therefore essential that delegates feel healthy and are physically fit to undertake such training.

What our students say

  • "Warsash fire fighting provides a world-leading training experience with great instructors who are always willing to share their vast experience and knowledge." March 2015
  • "Staff excellent and helpful; course informative. Well worth the time spent." March 2015
  • "Very good; would recommend to anyone." March 2015
  • "An excellent course, extremely well run by all the instructors. Very enjoyable and informative. Thank you." March 2015
  • "The most effective and relevant course I have attended to date." February 2014

Training in Tanker Fire Fighting

This course also fulfils the competence to 'carry out fire fighting operations' set out in tables A-V/1-1-1 and A-V/1-2-1 of the STCW Convention Code 1978, and a separate certificate for Training in Tanker Fire Fighting is awarded accordingly. Note: you must be in possession of this certificate if you attend the basic and advanced tanker cargo operations courses.

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email


Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Monday 26 February 2018 No £995 Enquire
Monday 5 March 2018 Yes £995 Book
Monday 19 March 2018 Yes £995 Book
Tuesday 3 April 2018 Yes £995 Book
Monday 23 April 2018 Yes £995 Book
Monday 30 April 2018 No £995 Enquire
Monday 21 May 2018 No £995 Enquire
Monday 4 June 2018 Yes £995 Book
Monday 11 June 2018 No £995 Enquire
Monday 25 June 2018 Yes £995 Book
Monday 2 July 2018 No £995 Enquire
Monday 16 July 2018 Yes £995 Book
Monday 30 July 2018 Yes £995 Book

Course information

Next available date

Monday 5 March 2018


4 days



Training towards

STCW Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting 




Oral questioning and observation of practical exercises


Any one of the following:
  • STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting certificate
  • MNTB Stage One Fire Fighting course
  • Royal Navy Fire Fighting course

Fire Courses Criteria 1st Edition – May 2013 MNTB refer.

Please note that current OPITO training does not meet the requirements for these prerequisites.