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Basic Safety Training

STCW Basic Training

This is our 5 day/40 hr. Basic Training Course. Formerly Basic Safety Training

This course combines all 4 elements of Basic Safety Training:

BST Checklist

The Basic Firefighting portion of this course also satisfies the requirements for those mariners seeking a National Endorsement as Tankerman.

A mariner who successfully completes the course will satisfy the following requirements:

1. Basic Training per STCW Code Section A-VI/1;

2. Basic Training per 46 CFR 11.302(a) and 46 CFR 12.602(a);

3. Basic Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11.201(h)(2)[Basic only] and 46 CFR 11.201(h)(3);

4. the firefighting 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); and

5. the first aid and CPR training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(i)(1).

Basic Safety Training 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’.)
  • Male Students must be clean shaven. Mustaches must not extend into the interface of the mask and the face.

Basic Safety Training Pool Student Guidelines

  • Please bring swimming trunks/bathing suits with you too the pool (locker rooms at location).
  • Both men & women need to dress appropriately during the pool/practical assessments of this course. No tiny bathing suits.
  • You must bring a shirt with you to get in the pool. We will be doing practical assessments on using clothing to help keep you afloat.
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Hourly Schedule

New Day


Mar 09 2020 - Mar 13 2020


Times may be adjusted 1 hr ahead
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


MTC Maritime Training Center


MTC Maritime Training Center
908 S 20 st Tampa, FL 33605

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