Maritime Administration of Ukraine

Course level


Teaching language

Ukrainian, russian, english

Course objective

Training of seafarers designated to control fire-fighting operations, according to minimum requirements of standard А-VI/3 of STCW Code.

Course content

Control fire-fighting operations aboard ships

  • Fire-fighting procedures at sea and in port, with particular emphasis on organization, tactics and command
  • Use of water for fire-extinguishing, the effect on ship stability, precautions and corrective procedures
  • Communication and co-ordination during fire-fighting operations
  • Ventilation control, including smoke extraction
  • Control of fuel and electrical systems
  • Fire-fighting process hazards (dry distillation, chemical reactions, boiler uptake fires, etc.)
  • Fire fighting involving dangerous goods
  • Fire precautions and hazards associated with the storage and handling of materials (paints, etc.)
  • Management and control of injured persons
  • Procedures for coordination with shore-based fire fighters

Organization and training of fire parties

  • Preparation of contingency plans
  • Composition and allocation of personnel to fire parties
  • Strategies and tactics for control of fires in various parts of the ship

Inspection and service of fire-detection and fire-extinguishing systems and equipment

  • Fire-detection systems; fixed fire-extinguishing systems; portable and mobile fire-extinguishing equipment, including appliances, pumps and rescue, salvage, life-support, personal protective and communication equipment
  • Requirements for statutory and classification surveys

Investigation and compilation the reports on incidents involving fire

  • Assessment of cause of incidents involving fire
Entry requirements

Course is intended for all seafarers

Number of participants

maximum 20

Course duration

5 working days (primary training)