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STCW Advanced Fire Fighting

The primary focus of the STCW Marine Firefighting training programs provide both officers and crew with the knowledge and skills to confidently deal with fires on board a ship. The training increases crew and passenger safety and reduces the potentially serious incidents. International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 includes detailed fire safety provisions for all ships and specific measures for passenger ships, cargo ships and tankers.

This course is for STCW Advanced Fire Fighting, STCW Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher, and STCW Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation. All STCW Courses offered by Gulf Coast Maritime Academy in Florida meet the IMO Guidelines in the STCW 2010 Amendments

STCW Advanced Fire Fighting

Advanced Fire Fighting skills are essential to the seafarer and training is a compulsory requirement to raise awareness on fires on seagoing vessels and increase safety in the event of a shipboard fire. Shipboard fires can occur in any environment. The principal causes of fires at sea on vessels are accidents, collisions, mechanical failure in engines and cargoes catching fire. Fire hazards associated with shipboard fire varies widely and depends on the risks of accidents, combustibility of the materials used in structures, the types of cargoes carried in ships etc. 

The primary focus of the Advanced Fire Fighting training programs provide both officers and crew with the knowledge and skills to confidently deal with fires on board a ship. The training increases crew and passenger safety and reduces the potentially serious incidents. International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 includes detailed fire safety provisions for all ships and specific measures for passenger ships, cargo ships and tankers.


Advanced Fire Fighting (Original) $699.00

This 32 Hour - 4 Day course covers training in fire fighting and is based on the provisions of table A-VI/3 of the STCW Code. This course is for deck and engineering officers who wish to qualify for a Certificate of Competency and crew who are designated to control fire fighting operations.

⦁ The Advanced Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(h) and 11.303(a); AND

⦁ The standards of competence required by STCW Code Section A-VI/3 and Table A-VI/3, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 09-14.

Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher) $599.00

This 12 hour - 1 1/2 day course will satisfy the Advanced Fire Fighting training revalidation requirements for mariners who do not have the required sea services and drills in the past 5 years.

⦁ The Advanced Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(h), and 11.303(e); AND

⦁ The standards of competence required by STCW Code Section A-VI/3 and Table A-VI/3, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 09-14.

Advanced Fire Fighting (Revalidation) $499.00

This 8 hour - 1 day course will satisfy the Advanced Fire Fighting training revalidation requirements:

The Advanced Fire Fighting standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.201(h) and 11.303(b) provided that the mariner has at least 1 year of sea service within the last 5 years; AND The standards of competence required by STCW Code Section A-VI/3 and Table A-VI/3, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 09-14 Tasks 1.3.A, 1.5.A, 2.1.A, 2.1.B, 3.1.A, 3.1.B, 4.1.A, 4.1.B and 4.1.C.