STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting Training Course (FPFF)


STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting Training Course (FPFF)

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


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

Theory of Fire includes:

  • - 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
  • - Correct use of 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 (18kg)
  • - Hot live fire wear in full PPE and SCBA (18kg)
  • - Casualty rescue techniques (35kg)
  • - Evacuation techniques in reduced visibility
  • - Use of stairs and ladders in full PPE and SCBA (18kg) in hot/smoky environment 



  • - Be at least 16 years of age
  • - During the practical element of this course, delegates will be required to wear Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, which weighs 18kg, in realistic hot fire conditions and be able to demonstrate casualty rescue with a 35kg dummy, and safe movement procedures utilising stairs and ladders. Failure to complete the practical elements of the course will be deemed as a course failure.  Should you have any injuries that you feel may prevent you from completing the practical elements of the course, it is advisable to rebook at a later date once you are fit and well.

NOTE: Due to the physically demanding nature of this course, you will be required to complete a Fitness Declaration form on the day to make us aware of any medical issues, injuries or disabilities. This form will be shared with the trainers for awareness. If you have any concerns regarding fitness please contact us to discuss further.


Delegates will be required to complete a short exam and 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.