According to the new STCW 2010 requirements, initial Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF) certificate must be updated every 5 years. The Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher Course) was developed for these purposes based on Section A-VI/3 and Table A-VI/3 of the STCW 2010 Code.


The syllabus of the training is focused on the management of ship’s fire fighting operations. Delegates learn to create and train fire teams, take command in case of emergency, inspect and perform maintenance of firefighting equipment. Trainees are also instructed on fire incidents investigation and reporting procedures.

Course Content:

• Control of fire fighting operations onboard;
• Organization and training or fire parties;
• Ship fire detection and extinguishing equipment inspection and maintenance;
• Investigation and report of ship fire incidents.

Assessment: Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher Course) usually end with a small written examination.

Target Audience: Sea-going personnel wishing to refresh their initial certificate and officers designated to take charge of fire fighting operations on board.

Pre-requisites: Medical Fitness Certificate and Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF) course certificate. Some training provides also ask for the valid Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF) certificate.

Duration: 1 -2 days.

Training Centers Offering This Course

UK (13)

Billingham Cleveland, gb

Cowes, IOW, gb

Cromhall, Gloucestershire, gb

Dover Kent, gb

Fleetwood, Lancashire, gb

Hull, North Yorkshire, gb

Norfolk, gb

Plymouth, Devon, gb

South Brent, Devon, gb

Southampton, gb

USA (11)

Castine, Maine, us

Dania Beach, Florida (just south of Fort Lauderdale), us

Hayes, W Virginia, us

Jacksonville, Fl, us

Norfolk, W Virginia, us

San Diego, CA, us

Thomaston, Montville, Maine, us

The Netherlands (10)

Amsterdam, Den Oever, Maasvlakte, nl

Emmeloord, nl

Groningen, nl

Rotterdam, nl

Rotterdam – Heijplaat, nl

Schiphol Amsterdam, nl

Schiphol Amsterdam, Ijmuiden, Dordrecht, nl


Malaysia (3)

Johor, Pengerang, Miri, my

France (3)

Antibes, fr

Paris, close to Charles de Gaulle Airport, fr

New Zealand (3)

Nelson, Blenheim and Auckland, nz

New Plymouth, nz

Sweden (3)

Käringön (Göteborg), se

Belgium (2)
Germany (2)

Hamburg, Bremen,Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven, de

Lübeck-Travemünde, de

Canada (1)

Vancouver, Burnaby, British Columbia, ca

Cyprus (1)
Romania (1)
Ireland (1)

Cork, Dublin, ie

Congo (1)