Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF)
Today the Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF) training stands both as a part of mandatory Basic Safety Training (BST) and as an individual course taken by marine personnel who require to revalidate their STCW CoC*. The training complies with table A-VI/1-2 STCW 2010 guidelines and includes theoretical and intensive practical parts.
The aim of the Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF) course is to provide trainees with all-round fire-fighting experience i.e.:
• ways to minimize the risk of fire onboard;
• teach them to combat fires in the confided conditions of the vessel and use fire-extinguishing equipment properly;
• escape from smoke filled spaces and evacuate others;
• wear breathing apparatus;
• search and take care of the casualties.
• Introduction and fire statistics;
• Typical causes of ignition onboard and types of fire;
• Onboard fire fighting emergency procedures;
• Fire spread and detection;
• Classification of fires;
• Firefighting equipment and appliances, their location onboard;
• Introduction to Breathing apparatus;
• Practical exercises with portable and mobile fire extinguishers;
• Fire fighting tasks with hoses, nozzles and other hose equipment;
• BA practice tasks; SAR.
Assessment: Students’ assessment includes written test and practical examination on fire fighting.
Target Audience: All seagoing personnel.
Pre-requisites: Medical Fitness certificate as practical tasks of the training tend to be very physically demanding.
Duration: 1.5 – 3 days in different centers.
*Note: according to IMO requirements starting from 1st January 2017 officers wishing to update their STCW CoC must be in possession of the following 5 valid certificates: Personal Survival Techniques (PST), Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF), Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat other than Fast Rescue Boat, Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF) and Fast Rescue Boat.
Training Centers Offering This Course
Belapur, Panvel (Navi Mumbai), in
Greater Noida, in
Lucknow, Dehradun, in
Medak (Hyderabad), in
- Arya Marine Academy
- Columbus Maritime Training Institute
- G.E.T maritime Training Institute
- Marine Medical Clinic (Seafarer’s Training Institute)
- Mumbai Maritime Training Institute
- OERC Academy
- Seafarers Marine Institute
- Training Ship Rahaman
- Will Offshore Industrial Safety Services Organisation (WOISO)