Those exempted from completing the full Basic Safety Training (Refresher Course)* can go through a short Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Refresher Course) which must be taken every 5 years to ensure continued competence in ship fire fighting skills. The course follows the same STCW guidelines as the initial training i.e. table A-VI/1-2.


The main goal of the training is to refresh skills and knowledge necessary for extinguishing fires effectively and avoiding any casualties on board of modern vessels. Particular focus is on the practical exercises with ship fire equipment and appliances and breathing apparatus.

Course content:

• Fire fighting procedures on board;
• Fire fighting practice with fire extinguishers, fire hoses and reels;
• Use of breathing apparatus exercises.

Assessment: There is a practical assessment at the end of the course.

*Target Audience: Seafarers who have at least 6 months of confirmed sea service prior to August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety training courses.

Pre-requisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF) initial certificate or its equivalent; confirmation of sea service in case of following IMO exemption clause; medical fitness certificate.

Duration: 1 day.

Training Centers Offering This Course

UK (16)

Aberdeen, Grimsby, Newcastle, On-Site, gb

Billingham Cleveland, gb

Cromhall, Gloucestershire, gb

Falmouth, Cornwall, gb

Hull, North Yorkshire, gb

London, gb

Newhaven, East Sussex, gb

Norfolk, gb

Plymouth Devon, gb

Plymouth, Devon, gb

Southampton, gb

USA (3)

Lafayette, Louisiana, us

Ireland (1)

Cork, Dublin, ie

New Zealand (1)