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Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW)

About this course

This course is part of the mandatory basic safety training for all seafarers with designated safety duties. It deals with the precautions needed to minimise the risk of fires, how fires are caused and how to extinguish them.

There is plenty of practical training, with a focus on using fire fighting equipment and breathing apparatus to extinguish various types and sizes of fires including casualty rescue in smoke filled enclosed spaces. Our multi-storey steel fire unit, fitted with simulated shipboard compartments, is used for live fire training.

The mandatory basic safety training courses also include: Personal Survival Techniques, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities and Elementary First Aid.

The course is also included in our STCW Basic Safety Training Week.

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.



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

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 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

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.




Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Monday 25 November 2019 Yes £675 Book
Monday 20 January 2020 Yes £675 Book
Monday 17 February 2020 Yes £675 Book
Monday 16 March 2020 Yes £675 Book
Monday 30 March 2020 Yes £675 Book
Monday 18 May 2020 Yes £675 Book
Monday 13 July 2020 Yes £675 Book
Monday 27 July 2020 Yes £675 Book

Course information

Next available date

Monday 25 November 2019


2.5 days



Training towards

STCW Certificate of Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Certificate of STCW Basic Safety Training




Oral questioning and observation of practical exercises.

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