This is our 2 day/16 hour Basic Firefighting Course.
This course is taught as part of Basic Training, and individually for those mariners who only need the Basic Firefighting portion of STCW Basic Training.
Day 1- Classroom Portion
Day 2- Fire Field/Practical Assessments
This course satisfies the training requirements of mariners seeking their National Endorsement as Tankerman.
Successful completion of this course satisfies the: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per STCW Code Section A-VI/1, and all the Basic Fire Fighting assessments in NVIC 08-14; Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11.302(a)(2) and 46 CFR 12.602(a) (2); Basic Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11.201(h)(2) [Basic only] and 46 CFR 11.201(h)(3); and the firefighting training requirements for a national tankerman endorsement in 46 CFR 13.201(c)(3), 13.301(c)(3); 13.401(d) and 13.501(c)(3).
Basic Firefighting Student Guidelines
- Students should be in good physical condition.
- Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.
- Full length pants, shirts that cover the shoulder and enclosed shoes are required.
- The total weight of a firefighter’s PPE depends on the tools needed for the job, but basic PPE (helmet, hood, pants, coat, gloves, boots and air pack) weighs about 45 pounds. Add a thermal imaging camera, radio, box light and set of irons (Halligan bar and ax) and you’re up to about 75 pounds.
- Some evolution’s will be performed in zero to limited visibility.
- Limited visibility requires the student to crawl during some evolution’s. (Estimated distance 80’.)
- Students must be clean shaven. Mustaches must not extend into the interface of the mask and the face.