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.

Course Content:

• 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

India (48)

Belapur, Panvel (Navi Mumbai), in

Bharatpur, in

Chinchoti, in

Mumbai, Pune, in

Mumbai, Udvada, in

UK (29)

Aberdeen, Grimsby, Newcastle, On-Site, gb

Billingham Cleveland, gb

Bristol, gb

Cowes, IOW, gb

Cromhall, Gloucestershire, gb

Dover Kent, gb

Edinburgh, gb

Falmouth Cornwall, gb

Falmouth, Cornwall, gb

Great Yarmouth, Suffolk, gb

Langbank, Renfrewshire, gb

London, gb

Newhaven, East Sussex, gb

Norfolk, gb

Orkney, gb

Paignton, Devon, gb

Peterhead Aberdeenshire, gb

Plymouth Devon, gb

Plymouth, Devon, gb

South Brent, Devon, gb

Southampton, gb

Wirral Merseyside, gb

USA (5)

Jacksonville, Fl, us

Lafayette, Louisiana, us

France (4)

Paris, close to Charles de Gaulle Airport, fr

New Zealand (4)

Nelson, Blenheim and Auckland, nz

New Plymouth, nz

Malaysia (2)
Belgium (2)
Australia (2)

Launceston Tasmania, au

Perth (Jandakot), Melbourne (Altona), Darwin (East Arm), au

Romania (2)
Nigeria (2)

Adiabo – Calabar, ng

Portugal (1)
Mexico (1)

Ciudad de México, mx

Spain (1)

Madrid, es

Germany (1)

Enge-Sande, de

Singapore (1)
Norway (1)
Azerbaijan (1)

Baku, az