Prerequisite: USCG-approved Basic Fire Fighting
Note: It shall be the policy of this school that all students provide appropriate photo identification upon enrollment.
This course of instruction is designed to provide a training experience that combines formal classroom instruction with practical exercises, hands-on shipboard firefighting procedures and tactics, practical training, and assessment. Each student who successfully completes this course will have gained practical knowledge of how to conduct and execute shipboard firefighting procedures and tactics. The course is open to mariners who should have previously completed the training required for Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Basic Fire Fighting) to the standards set forth in: Section A-VI, Table A VI/1 2 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 11.202(b)(2) for Basic Safety Training prior to the attendance of the Advanced Fire Fighting training. There are no educational requirements. The mariner must be in good health. The student should have the agility, strength and flexibility to maintain balance on a moving deck, rapidly don firefighting personal protection equipment, handle physical labor, climb vertical ladders, handle moderate weights (from 30 to 60 pounds), and haul/move 50 to 100 foot lengths of charged fire hoses. Pursuant to National Maritime Center Policy Letter 11-02.