Basic Fire Fighting (16-Hour) (BT-FF-BAS)

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Length 2 Days
Approval Bahamas Maritime Auth
Training Method Lecture and Practical Demonstration
Simulation Hands on practice in extinguishing live fires
Equipment SCBA, Turn-out Gear, Fire Extinquishers, Fire Hoses, etc
Pre-requisite General good health and the physical ability to safely carry out rigorous activities during “live” fire fighting exercises. Fire-field safety rules require all attendees to be clean shaven. Each attendee will be required to complete a screening questionnaire prior to training.
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Course Description

This course (MITPMI-54) is designed to train seafarers in minimizing risk, maintaining state of readiness, and extinguishing shipboard fires. It combines both classroom and practical fire-field exercises in full turnout gear with live burns. This course is also part of the Basic Safety Training course. This module is one of the four elements (fire-fighting, personal survival, personal and social responsibility) necessary for STCW 2010 Basic Training (BT). BT is required for all mariners with safety or emergency duties sailing on vessels 200 GRT tons or greater on near coastal or ocean voyages.

This course satisfies the following STCW 2010 and CFR training requirements

Prerequisites- There are no entry requirements other than general good health and the physical ability to safely carry out rigorous activities during “live” fire fighting exercises. Fire-field safety rules require all students to be clean shaven in order to ensure a proper seal with the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Each student will be required to complete a screening questionnaire prior to training.

Suggested Courses/Skills- None.


What you will learn

Through classroom lecture and hands-on application of equipment, the student will gain cognitive and motor skills to allow him/her  to: 


What you should bring