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:
- Basic Firefighting
- Personal Survival Techniques
- Elementary First Aid
- Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities
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.