Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (FPFF)


Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (FPFF)

This course forms part of the mandatory 'Basic Safety Training' course, however can be undertaken on its own.


During the 2.5 day course you will learn how to minimise the risk of fire onboard through, knowledge of the onboard equipment, procedures and personal safety requirements in fire situations and be able to extinguish fires.

Theory of Fire, including:

  • Dangers of Fire onboard a vessel
  • Causes of ignition
  • Good housekeeping practices
  • Conditions required for a fire
  • Methods used to extinguish a fire
  • How fire spreads and how to prevent it
  • Classification of fires and how to extinguish

Practical session will include:

  • Initial actions to take upon discovering a fire
  • Correctly use portable fire extinguishers on appropriate fire types.
  • Correctly and safely use a fire blanket including its use for PPE 
  • Correctly use hoses, nozzles and hose equipment.
  • Cold smoke wear in full PPE and SCBA
  • Hot live fire wear in full PPE and SCBA
  • Casualty rescue techniques
  • Evacuation techniques in reduced visibility




  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • This course will be physically demanding and therefore you will be required to complete a fitness declaration 
  • You will be required to wear Self Contained Breathing Apparatus which weighs 18kg


Delegates will be required to complete a short exam and complete the practical exercises in order to be issued with an MCA approved STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting; Regulation VI/1, paragraph 1 and section A-VI/1, paragraph 2.1.2 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended.

Special Requirements

Boiler suits & boots will be provided, but we recommend that you wear appropriate clothing underneath which will not suffer from the taint of smoke, thick socks are also advisable.  PPE will be provided. If you wear glasses you will need to remove these, therefore contact lenses are advisable. Please remove all jewellery.  Lockers for personal effects are provided and showers are available if needed, but you will be required to bring your own towel.